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Harney, Richard J. / History of Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and early history of the Northwest
(1880)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
CHAPTER XXII.
The American Fur Company. Social Circles in the Early Day.
Adventurous Journey from Fort Winnebago to Chicago by
a Lady on Horseback. Lost and nearly Famished. Relief
Found in an Indian Wigwam.  78-84
CHAPTER XXTII.
Indian Boundaries and Extinguishment of Indian Titles in Wisconsin. 84-86
CHAPTER XXIV.
The several Territorial organizations of the soil now included in
the limits of Wisconsin. 87
CHAPTER XXV.
On Extinguishment of Indian title to all the territory north of
Chicago and south and east of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers
in 1833, Immigration to the new Purchase set in. Lines of
Steamers and sail Vessels are placed on the Lakes, roads
begin to be used instead of Indian trails. Frink & Walker's
Line of Stages. First Land Sales. Wheat Shipments begin.
Wisconsin in 1838. 87-89
CHAPTER XXVI.
Madison selected as the site of State Government. First Sessions
of the Legislature, etc. 89-90
CHAPTER XXVII.
The Fox and Wisconsin Rivers Improvement. First Surveys
and Appropriations of Lands. Purchase of the Rights and
Franchises by the United States. 90-91
CHAPTER XXVIII.
Early settlement of Winnebago County. Its transformation
from a Wilderness to the abodes of Civilization. The first
Settlers. Beauty and Rich Resources of the Country. Several of the Principal
cities of the State cluster around these
water courses. Lake Winnebago and its Beautiful Surroundings. 92-94
WINNEBAGO COUNTY.
CHAPTER XXIX.
The Fox River Valley and Central Wisconsin. Its lovely Water
Scenery an Especial Feature. The Fox Valley a conjunction of three distinct
types of country, with great Natural
Resources, and one of the chief Business Thoroughfares of
the State. 94- 95
CHAPTER XXX.
County of Winnebago, its Area. Face of the Country, Water,
Soil, Timber and Productions. 96- 97
CHAPTER XXXI.
Early French Settlers. The Trading Post at Buttes des Morts.
L B. Porlier. The Grignons. The Business Center of the
Upper Fox. Government Agency for the Civilizing of the
Indians Established at Winnebago Rapids, now Neenah, in
1835.  97- 98
CHAPTER XXXII.
First Permanent Settlers in Winnebago County. The Stanleys
and Gallups. The first Houses in Oshkosh. H. A. Gallup's Interesting Narrative.
New Accessions to the Population.  98-102
CHAPTER XXXIII.
Early Settlement of the County at Various Points. Harrison
Reed commences Operations at Neenah. Governor Doty
and Curtis Reed commence work at Menasha. L. M. Parsons
commences the Settlement at Waukau. 103-106
CHAPTER XXXIV.
The only White Settlers in the County in 1842 were those in the
Vicinity of Oshkosh. Products of the County in 18S9.
Naming the Place. Post Office Established. Organization
of the County. First Roads. First Stores. First Village
Plat of Oshkosh. Large Immigration from 1846 to 1850.
The Villages of Neenah, Menasha, Waukau, Omro and Winneconne in 1848-'50.
107-109
CHAPTER XXXV.
Wolf River Pineries. First Logging Operations.    First Logs
cut on Rat River in 1835. First Saw Mill on these waters
built at Shawanaw in 1843-'44. The Beginning of the Great
Lumber Industry and its Rapid Growth. First Flooring
Mills.  First steamboats, the Manchester and Peytona.
First Boat through the Portage Canal. Bridges built
across the Fox.  The County in 1850. 109-110
CHAPTER XXXVI.
Incidents in the Early Days. Recollections of Early Settlers.
An old time Scrimmage at Omro between Traders and a
party of Winnebago Bucks. Doct. Linde, Captain Powell
Saml. Clough, C. L. Rich. The Lost Partridge child .    111-119
CHAPTER XXXVII.
Compilation of early Official Data of Winnebago County, compiled from the
records and other authentic sources expressly
for this work. Organization of the County. First Elections. Proceedings of
County Board. The Locating of the
County Seat. 119-124
CHAPTER XXXVIII.                    
Organization of Towns. Incorporation of the cities of this
County.  124-126
CHAPTER XXXIX.
List of County Officers and County Supervisors from the date
of Organization of County to 1879. 126-129
CHAPTER XL.
The Period from 1850 to 1860. The Cheapness and Abundance
of Building Material greatly Facilitates the Construction of
Buildings. Progress in Improvement. Improved Methods
7 of Farming  The Big Crop of 1860. The growth of Native
Timber that has sprung up since the Settlement of the
Country. Growth of cities and villages in the County. 129-131
CHAPTER XLI.
War Times. Business prosperity after the close of the war.
Prices of Commodities. Manufacturing Stimulated by an
Increased Demand The progress in Improvements in all parts of the Country.
New Factories and Mills constructed.
New Railroads. The Great Fires in Oshkosh in 1874 and
1875. Big crops in 1879. The County in 1879. Its Manufactures. 131-137
HISTORY OF OSHKOSH.
CHAPTER XLII.
The Embryo City. First Settlers. First Houses. Stores and
Hotels. Description of the place in 1846 and 1849. First
Saw Mills, Grist Mills and Steamboats. List of the Businees
Firms in 6shkosh in 1849-'50. "The Days of Auld Lang
Syne." Items from the Oshkosh Dezmocrat in the Early
Day. Market Reports. High Water, the Country Flooded.
A Historic Bell.  Oshkosh becomes a city. Items from the
Oskosh Courier. The Winnebago Railroad. 137-144
CHAPTER XLIII.
Fires. Bonds issued to St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad. Oshkosh in 1856.
Great Fire of 1859. Northwestern Railroad
built. Railroad Accident. Items from the Northwestern.
War Times. Oshkosh Volunteers. The Draft and Filling
the Quota. The close of the War. Good Times   Progress
in Improvements. The Fire in 1866.Nicholson Pavement. High School Building
and other Structures erected.
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad. Northern Hospital for the
Insane built near Oshkosh. Gas Works constructed and
the city lighted.  144-150
CHAPTER XLIV.
The Great Conflagrations of 1874 and 1875. Destruction of the
Business Portion of the City. Rebuilding of Oshkosh
List of Structures erected in 1875. 150-159
CHAPTER XLV.
The Business Firms of Oshkosh after the Fire in Board Shanties. A new Impetus
in Improvements and Progress. 
Public and Private Enterprises in 1879. New Branches of
Manufacture. Construction of the Grand Exposition Building. The Northern
State Fair.  Oshkosh market reports
from 1868 to 1879. 159-162
CHAPTER XLVI.
The City of Oshkosh. Its Situation, Tributary Country, Sur-
roundings, Water and Railroad Communications. Descrip-
tion of the City. Its Manufactures, Business streets and
Elegant Residences and Grounds. Oshkosh a Summer
Resort and Watering Place The Yachting Center of the
Northwest. The Oshkosh Yacht flub. Public Buildings.     162-165
CHAPTER XLVII.
Oshkosh Business Houses   Statistics of Manufacture
Importance and Facilities of Oshkosh as a Manufacturing Center. 165-169
CHAPTER XLVIII.
Notices of Manufacturing Establishments Illustrated in this
work and of Business Houses and Residences.           169-182
CHAPTER XLIX.
City and County Officers, Courts and Judges, Fire and Police
Department in 1879. Schools, Churches and Societies. 182-189
CHAPTER L.
History of the Newspaper Press of Oshkosh.              189-194
CHAPTER LI.
Municipal Finance. The several issues of Bonds by the City of
Oshkosh Amount the City has Invested in Permanent
Public Improvements. Present Indebtedness. 194
CHAPTER LXXIV.
Oshkosh taking a new start in the Race of Progress. New Factories and Mills
Erected in the Winter of 1879-80. Another
Large Sash and Door Factory Built.  Four more Saw Mills
Built. Another Machine shop and a Flouring Mill erected.
The Oshkosh Carriage Works, a mammoth concern employ-
ing one hundred and fifteen hands started during the past
Year. Two large Additional Buildings added to the Trunk
Factory. Other Factories enlarged and their capacities
Increased. Glazed Sash an industry of Immense Magnitude. Twenty-six car-loads
of Glass Ordered, during one
Week, by the Glazed Sash Factories. Oshkosh the greatest Sash and Door Manufacturing
Center in the United
States. 296(i)-296(n)


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