Wisconsin Gazetteer: Containing the Names, Location, and Advantages, of the Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Offices, and Settlements, Together with a Description of the Lakes, Water Courses, Prairies, and Public Localities, in the State of Wisconsin, Alphabetically Arranged

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B. Brown, printer, 1853 - Wisconsin - 255 pages
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Page 5 - Brule, in a direct line to the centre of the channel between Middle and South Islands In the Lake of the Desert...
Page 12 - ... less numerous throughout the limestone region. All of that section of the state which lies between Lake Superior on the North, and the Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi, and the falls of the other rivers flowing southerly, is primitive in its prevailing geological character; and it is within this primitive region that the copper mines of Lake Superior are found — probably the richest in the world, and apparently inexhaustible. In all that portion of the state lying between the primitive...
Page 5 - Beginning at the northeast corner of the state of Illinois — that is to say, at a point In the center of Lake Michigan where the line of forty-two degrees and thirty minutes of north latitude crosses the same; thence running with the boundary line of the state of Michigan, through Lake Michigan, Green Bay, to the mouth of the...
Page 237 - ... Before embarking we all offered up prayers to the Holy Virgin, . . which we continued to do every morning, placing ourselves and the events of the journey under her protection, and after having encouraged each other, we got into our canoes. The river upon which we embarked is called Mesconsin (Wisconsin); the river is very wide, but the sand bars make it very difficult to navigate, which is increased by numerous islands covered with grape vines. The country through which it flows is beautiful...
Page 6 - Superior to the mouth of the St. Louis river ; thence up the main channel of said river, to the first rapids in the same, above the Indian village, according to Nicollet's map; thence due south to the main branch of the river St. Croix ; thence down the main channel of said river to the Mississippi; thence down the...
Page 7 - No business was transacted, except the passage of several Memorials to Congress, among which was one asking for the organization of the Territory of Wisconsin, with the seat of government at Cassville, on the Mississippi.
Page 22 - ... scenery of the State. Three hundred and fifty thousand souls have, in a day, as it were, found a happy home in Wisconsin. But her millions of acres, equally beautiful, and all untouched, are still courting the hand of cultivation, and the adornings of art. EDUCATION. — The bounty of Congress has set apart the 16th section of every township in the State for the support and maintenance of common schools. From this source nearly 1,000,000 acres will accrue to the State, the proceeds of the sales...
Page 6 - Cram ; thence down the main channel of the Montreal river to the middle of lake Superior; thence through the center of lake Superior to the mouth of the St. Louis river; thence up the main channel of said river to the first rapids in the same, above the Indian village, according to Nicollet's map; thence due south to the main branch of the river St.
Page 11 - Wisconsin to the hand of the settler, and enriched it by yearly burnings, and has at the same time left sufficient timber on the ground for fence and firewood, that explains in a great measure the capacity it has exhibited, and is now exhibiting, for rapid settlement and early maturity. There is another fact important to be noticed in this connection. The low level prairie, or natural meadow, of moderate extent, is so generally distributed over the face of the country, that the settler, on a fine...
Page 12 - District" of the Upper Mississippi; the remaining one-fifth being in the states of Illinois and Iowa. Deposits of iron ore, water limestone, and beds of gypsum, together with other varieties of minerals, are found in localities more or less numerous throughout the limestone region. All of that section of the state which lies between Lake Superior on the North, and the Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi, and the falls of the other rivers flowing southerly, is...

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