Jefferson County, Wisconsin and Its People; A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement Volume 1

Jefferson County, Wisconsin and Its People; A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...at Beloit within seven years. 'e associated with us the next year Linus R. Cady and my brother. Ebenezer '.. and in three years and a half from the date of the purchase we made the last payment. "In the spring of I838 provisions and money were scarce. 'e had but little pork in the settlement, and subsisted mainly upon fresh fish. with which Rock River abounded. Our flour having failed us at one time. we were nearly a week without bread. "The Winnebago Indians committed many petty thefts for some time after 'atertown was first settled. One of them having stolen a watch from Mr. Griswold. a pair of mittens from Peter '. Brown. and a quantity of tobacco from me, we thought it best to make an example of him. Forming a ring and stripping him of his blanket, Griswold and I took turns in applying the lash to his back. But we tempered mercy with justice; no blood was drawn. The expedient worked like a charm. A fter that Indian thefts were hardly known in the settlement. "In the later part of 1836 Charles F. ll. Goodhue and George J. Goodhue came up Rock River from Beloit and purchased the claims of Timothy Johnson and others on the east side of the river. During the fall and winter and the spring of 1837 ten or twelve log houses, or cabins as they were called. were hastily put up and roofed with shakes. there being no lumber or shingles here then. In the spring of I337 the soil was broken and the first seed put into the earth. Small quantities of corn. potatoes and beans were raised and harvested. but most of our breadstuffs had to be brought from Milwaukee, through a dense and unbroken wilder ness, at a great cost of time, trouble and labor, to say nothing of the high price that was originally paid for them, flour being worth...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820088
  • 9781236820082