A teenager comes to Green Bay as a new bride in 1824.

Reminiscences of life in territorial Wisconsin.


Though born in Prairie du Chien, Elizabeth Therese Baird spent much of her youth on Mackinac Island. Married at the age of 14 to Henry S. Baird (who was himself only 24), the two young people came to their new home in Green Bay in 1824. Baird recounts here her early years in Green Bay, with many details about early settlers, social life, the neighboring Ho-Chunk and Menominee Indians, and a trip through the Fox-Wisconsin waterway.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Baird, Elizabeth T. (Elizabeth Thérèse), 1810-1890
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol 15 (Madison: Democrat Printing Company, 1900): 205-263
Citation: Baird, Elizabeth T. "Reminiscences of life in territorial Wisconsin." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol 15 (Madison, 1900): 205-263; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=29; Visited on: 10/30/2014
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