Property: Bennett Brothers (1881)

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 344

BENNETT BROTHERS, lumbermen and farmers, saw mill situated five miles east of Augusta, where they own two sections of land; the mill is a portable rotary, capacity, 2,000,000 feet lumber; shingle product, about 800,000; lath, 500,000 or 600,000; also, planing mill attached, where they do general work; employ in the Summer about eighteen men; in Winter, thirty-five to forty in woods, etc. Their farm is located in the town of Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire Co.; consists of 680 acres, of which 540 are now in cultivation; devoted to grain, etc., but intend ultimately going into stock, of which they have a number of head now. Their crops this year are estimated at: 5,000 to 6,000 bushels wheat, 2,000 bushels oats and 2,000 bushels corn. Have a very complete elevator and granary on their farm, capacity, 8,000 bushels.



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