THE HISTORY OF CLARK COUNTY

Thorp Courier, Clark County, Wisconsin

Written by R. J. MacBride and transcribed by Crystal Wendt.

 

 

Yesterday awaits discovery

"All changes around us,

Past, Present and to come;

That which was history

Yesterday becomes fable today,

and there truth of today is

Hatched into a life by tomorrow."

--- Sir Walter Scott.

 

Table of Contents

 

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY
II  THE NAME OF THE COUNTY
III  THE BATTLE FOR THE COUNTY SEAT
IV THE EARLY PIONEERS
THE YEARS PRIOR TO THE CIVIL WAR
VI 

EDITOR TOMPKINS TROUBLES--TREASURERíS TRIBULATIONS

VII THE EARLY SIXITES--THE BOYS IN BLUE FROM CLARK CO.
VIII FROM 1861 TO 1865--THE TOWNS OF CLARK COUNTY
IX THREE CITIES -- MORE TOWNS AND SUNDRY VILLAGES
X THE FIRST CLARK COUNTY JAILS
XI THE OLD GOVERNMENT SURVEYS
XII

EARLY ELECTION --FLAG RAISING, NEILLSVILLE FORTY-TWO YEARS AGO

XIII

FROM 1868 TO 1870

THE POLITICAL CONUDRUM -- WHO IS SMITH?

MAIN BLACK RIVER ROAD.

XIV

THE RAILWAYS OF CLARK COUNTY.

CELEBRATION AT NEILLSVILLE IN 1881

XV

FROM 1870 TO 1880 --ELECTIONS --GREENBAKES, AND GRANGERISM--

COUNTY DIVISION-- THE NEW COURT HOUSE.

XVI

FROM 1870 TO 1880 -- CLOSE ELECTION IN 1872 -- CONTEST FOR CO. TREASURERíS OFFICE.

XVII

FROM 1870 TO 1880 --- CRIMINAL AND CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST DEFAULTING

COUNTY OFFICERS -- JACKSON AND CLARK COUNITES DIVORCED POLITICALLY.

XVIII

FROM 1880 TO 1890 -- INCREASE IN POPULATION--BURGLARY OF LEVIS BRIDGE -- WOMAN SUFRAGE-- SUNDRY ELECTIONS --BURNING OF HEWETTVILLE.

XIX

THE BLACK RIVER -- DESCENT OF THE RIVER WATER POWERS --PIONEER SAW MILLS.

XX

LOGGING ON BLACK RIVER -- LUMBER--MAN AND LOGGERS ---IMMENSE CUT OF PINE.

XXI AGRICULTURE AND DAIRYING
XXII

EDUCATION--SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HOUSES--EARLY TEACHERS

CHURCHES--CLERGYMEN OF EARLY DAYS

XXIII THE NEWSPAPERS OF CLARK COUNTY--OLD-TIME EDITORS. PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS
XXIV

RECREATIONS OF THE EARLY SETTLERS--THEATHERS -CONCERTS -- DANCES CLARK COUNTY OLD SETTLERS SOCIETY

XXV

BANKS AND BANKING -- EARLY BANKERS

MAUFACTURERS AND INDUSTRIES OF THE COUNTY

XXVI

FROM 1890 TO 1900--POPULATION BY U. S. CENSUS

COUNTY OFFICERS--CLARK COUNTY IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.

XXVII

FROM 1890 TO 1900

ELECTIONS FOR JUDICIAL AND COUNTY OFFICERS

NEW CIRCUIT FORMED

POPULATION BY STATE CENSUS OF 1895

DEATHS OF JUDGE DEWHURST AND JONES TOMPKINS

 

 

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