Image from page 74 of “The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnes
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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.
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Cross was first erected, and here the firstmass said, in the territory now included within thelimits of the State of Wisconsin—and is almostwithout a rival in the State in the inducements itoffers to summer tourists, or to those who desire acool and pleasant retreat from the heat and mala-ria of the South. The ancient settlement hasnearly passed away, but there remains sufficient to recall the memories of the past; while the moderncity, with its spacious and elegant hotels, its fineschool houses and other public buildings, its largeand well-filled stores, and its beautiful privateresidences, make a pleasing contrast with theremains of the past. The city is surrounded on all sides but one bywater; lying in the point of land at the conflucnoeof the Fox and East rivers, and about a mile fromthe mouth of the former. Both of these rivers arenavigable for steamers, the Fox river being navi-gable for the largest class of lake vessels. It hasalso connection, through the Ghken Bay & Min-
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The Cliff House, Devils Lake, Wis.—page 82. nesota Railwat, with Winona, St. Paul andMinneapolis, and all the magnificent scenery ofNorthern Minnesota. It is connected with bothshores of Green Bay by comfortable and convenientsteamers. A line of steamers connects with thetrains of the Chicago & North-Western Railway,and makes tri-weekly trips up the east coast ofGreen Bay, making landings at Fish River, Stur-geon Bay, and other ports on that shore. Green Bay, with its suburbs, contains a popula-tion of 12,000 to 15,000 persons. It is noted for thehealthfulness of its climate—enjoying almost en-tire immunity from all epidemic diseases. The cityis laid out with great precision and regularity—itsstreets being all broad and straight, and the mostof them are shaded by rows of magnificent oldmaples, elms and poplars on either side, that, insome cases, interlace their boughs in the centre;this gives to the place a charming rural aspect,while at the same time it has all the advantag
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