News: Unity (27 Jun 1874)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt




Surnames: Buckstaff, Cook, Jackson, Kinney, Spaulding, Stewart, Wells


----Source: The Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI) 6/27/1874


“Up The Line”


A few brief sketches from our reporter’s note book. (Section 35)


Unity - Jackson & Buckstaff of Oshkosh are putting in a large Shingle mill.


Arriving at Unity we found it to be a thriving little town of about 30 houses. Spaulding & Co., of Black River, have a fine Saw & Shingle mill now in operation, a planer and matcher are to be put in right away.


Some parties are looking up a site for a stave Factory, and have already contracted with the settlers for stave bolts.


The town lays on the line between Clark & Marathon Co., the location is pleasant and the citizens are improving their places which gives it a very near appearance. 


The want of a school house is felt very much here.


Mr. S. A. Cook, formerly of Fond du Lac, has a large Grocery & Dry Good Store, and gets a good trade from the settlers who are flocking in her very fast.


Spaulding & Co. also have a store; Palmer Kinney accommodates travelers at his hotel; there is an express office at this place.


The depot is at present about a mile from town, but it is to be removed to a more convenient distant towards town.


There is a good road running west to Loyal, Neillsville and Black River.


Doctors Wells and Stewart are the practicing Physicians of the place.


The merchants look for a nice little town.    



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