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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Logging and early settlements,   pp. 8-20


Page 14

Walking Bridge across the Big Eau Pleine at Webertown. Courtesy Caroline Reichert
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Weber Settlement was a
thriving community until the
arrival of the Chicago and
North Western Railway which
attracted the young, ambitious
lumberman, W.D. Connor,
who, in 1891, established the
village of Stratford.
Today, all that remains of
Webertown are two old ceme-
teries, a few stone structures ob-
scured by the terrain, descen-
dants of the settlers, and the
ever flowing, meandering wa-
ters of the rippling Big Eau
Pleine.
(The writer, Patti Laessig
Zimmerman, is a decendant of
the Laessigs and Webers of
Webertown)
Julie Wagner on walking bridge across the Big Eau Pleine at Webertown
about 1916. There is a sign above the bridge that warns of a $5.00 fine if more
than two people are on the bridge at the same time Courtesy Adella Cline.


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