Promoters try to entice settlers to Bayfield County

Bayfield, Lake Superior. Early history, situation, harbor, &c., ocean commerce, mineral & agricultural resources, rail roads, stage roads, &c., lumber, fisheries, &c., climate of the lake Superior, pre-emption lands, invitation to settlers. An account of a pleasure tour to Lake Superior, its climate, scenery, pictured rocks, sailing days of the steamboats, fare, &c.


Seeking to lure immigrants, settlers, and businessmen, many town promoters produced guides extolling the virtues and advantages possible for those who came to a particular area. Northern Wisconsin remained sparsely settled in the mid-nineteenth century, a situation that town officials, businessmen, and land speculators sought to change. This guide to Bayfield discusses the history of the area, its natural resources, and its potential for further growth due to its advantageous location on Lake Superior--a factor of great importance to immigrants looking for new opportunities in the United States.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Philadelphia, 1858.
Citation: Bayfield, Lake Superior: Early history, situation, harbor, &c., ocean commerce, mineral & agricultural resources, rail roads, stage roads, &c. (Philadelphia, 1858). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1067 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1067; Visited on: 7/31/2014
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