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Community Histories

FIFTY YEARS IN THE NORTHWEST

by W. H. C. Folsom

Edited by E. E. Edwards

Published by
Pioneer Press Company.
1888

TO THE OLD SETTLERS
OF
WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA,

WHO, AS PIONEERS, AMIDST PRIVATIONS AND TOIL NOT KNOWN TO THOSE OF
A LATER GENERATION, LAID HERE THE FOUNDATIONS OF TWO GREAT
STATES, AND HAVE LIVED TO SEE THE RESULT OF THEIR AR-
DUOUS LABORS IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WIL-
DERNESS - DURING FIFTY YEARS - INTO A FRUIT-
FUL COUNTRY, IN THE BUILDING OF GREAT
CITIES, IN THE ESTABLISHING OF ARTS
AND MANUFACTURES, IN THE
CREATION OF COMMERCE
AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY

DEDICATED
BY THE AUTHOR, W. H. C. FOLSOM.



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