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Community-building in the northern forest in the 1880s.

Settlement and early history of Minong, Wis.


As the railroad penetrated northern forests, permanent settlers began to follow lumberjacks and fledgling towns to succeed temporary logging camps. In this memoir, Josiah Bond describes how this process occured in Washburn County. He describes carving a homestead in the wilderness in the 1880s, the birds and animals that surrounded his family, hardships of hunger and freezing winters, the Indians who came to harvest berries, and how the earliest settlers worked several years to create roads, schools, and town government.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Bond, Josiah
Pub Data: Washburn County Register (Shell Lake, Wis.), March 11, 1905
Citation: Bond, Josiah. "Settlement and early history of Minong, Wis." Washburn County Register (Shell Lake, Wis.), March 11, 1905. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=953; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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