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Fond du Lac city directory, and business advertiser, for 1865-'66
([1865])

Historical sketch of Fond du Lac,   pp. [8]-11


Page 11

 
FOND DII LAC DlRECTORY. 
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rounding country is fertile and thickly settled, inducing a very 
large trade in the sale and exchange of commodities. The 
health of the city is good, and the water unrivalled-there 
being some 300 artesian wells or fountains, out of which the 
purest water constantly flows from a depth of 60 to 100 feet. 
The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad gives communication 
with Chicago and Lake Superior, while the Fox and Wolf 
Rivers open to us water communication with the great lakes, 
the pineries, and a vast extentbf fertile agricultural country. 
  There are enterprises in prospect which will exert an im- 
portant influence in the growth of the city : the completion of 
the Sheboygan Railroad, the building of an air-line Railroad 
to Milwaukee, and the building of the lanj-grant Railroad from 
this point north-west, via Stevens' Point, to Lake Superior. 
That these great works will be accomplished in a very short 
time no one can doubt, and which will make this the greatest 
Railroad centre in the State. 
  Fond du Lac now is the second city in the State. May we 
not, with all these advantages, hope to become the first? 


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