The University of Chicago Magazine

The University of Chicago Magazine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...House at Markesan and became a power there. In 1856 Kingsbury's stage line was established from Portage to Oshkosh, by way of Kingston, Princeton, and Berlin. At Princeton was the American House; at Berlin, the Fox River House, Love's and Forsythe's; but names of taverns often changed with their proprietors. Waushara, Portage, Wood, Juneau, and Waupaca Counties After the completion of the railroad to Berlin in 1857, Davis & Moore's daily stage passed respectively the Four, Six and Eight Mile houses, then common appellations for wayside inns; it also passed Fuller's and the Spring Lake House to Wautoma, stopping at "Eb." Martin's or at "Old Nat" Boyington's." Proceeding, Lloyd's was passed eight miles out, then Wigginhorn's at Buena Vista, and C. A. Loomis', at Plover. The journey ended at Stevens Point, where the stage put up first with "old man" Lloyd (Nelson B.) but later with Joseph B. Phelps, until William Avery's City Hotel became the stage house. Leaving the railroad at New Lisbon, where W. P. Carr kept the stage house, the stage passed George Salter's Half Way House, six miles, proceeding thence to William Palmer's tavern at Yellow River (Necedah); ten miles beyond the latter dinner was taken at Sarles' Lone Pine House; twenty miles farther the stage was ferried across the river to Grand Rapids, where R. H. Grace, ' a man of weight (three hundred and forty pounds) kept the Grand Rapids House, J. X. Brands, the Magnolia, and D. F. Emerson, the Wisconsin; from Grand Rapids the stage proceeded to Plover and Stevens Point. About the year 1856 Myers and Worden established a daily four-horse stage line from Stevens Point, by way of Plover, Nelson Blodgett's tavern at Stockton, Alexander Gray's at Badger, and A. E. Smith's excellent house more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676173
  • 9781236676177