Fond du Lac city directory, and business advertiser, for 1865-'66
Historical sketch of Fond du Lac, pp. -11
FOND DII LAC DlRECTORY. 11 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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