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WOLF, River, (Pauwaicun,) east of the Wisconsin, and running
southeast, unites with Neenah river just above Great Butte des Morts Lake, at which place it is much larger than the Neenah. It is navigable, for over 100 miles from its mouth, for small
steamers, and furnishes the best pine lumber in the State. WOLF RIVER, Pinery, as it is called, is the extensive evergreen
district on Wolf river and its tributaries, Rat, Pine, Little, Waupacca, Little Wolf, Embarass, and Shawana rivers. Some of these are large streams, and afford excellent hydraulic power. The annual manufacture of lumber, besides shingles and timber, will be partially shown by the following list which contains nothing but the estimated amount of sawed lumber : Appleton, 2,000,000 ; Menasha and Neenah, 3,000,000; Oshkosh, 5 mills, 4,000,000; Algoma, 2 mills, 1,000,000; Butte des Morts, 2 mills, 1,000,000; Winneconna, 1 mill, 500,000; Little river, 1 mill, 500,000; Little Wolf, 4 mills, 5,000,000; Shawana, 2 mills, 1,000,000; Red river, 1 mill, 500,000; Clark's, 2 mills, 1,000,000; Fox river above
mouth of Wolf, 6,000,000. Making a total of 25,500,000. WORTH, P. O., in Sheboygan county. WRIGHTSTOWN, Town, in Brown county. WYALUSING, P.V., on section 1, town 5 N., of range 7 W., Grant
county, 25 miles northwest from Lancaster, and about 100 miles west from Madison. It is beautifully situated on the Mississippi river, and has an excellent steam boat landing. The vicinity is well supplied with timber and water, and good hydraulic powers, and is well adapted to all the pursuits of
agriculture. Population 30; with 2 stores and 1 hotel. WYOCENA, P. V., in town of same name, Columbia county, being
on sections 21 and 22, town 12 N., of range 10 E. WYOMING, P.O., in town of same name, Iowa county. WYOMING, Town, in county of Iowa, being part of towns 7 and 8
N., of ranges 3 and 4. It has 4 school districts.
YELLOW, Lake, is the source of a river of the same name, a small
tributary of the St. Croix, in La Pointe county, from the south. YELLOW, River, rises in the south part of Portage county, and
runs southerly, emptying into the Wisconsin river, in south
east corner of town 17 N., of range 4 E., Adams county. YELLOW, River and Lake, in La Pointe county. See Massawa
River and Lake. YELLOW, River, Chippewa county, rises in Marathon county, and
runs southwesterly into the Chippewa river, about 5 miles
above the falls. YELLOW STONE, Creek, is a tributary from the northwest of Dodge's
branch or east branch of the Peckatonnica river, into which it
empties, in the town of Argyle, Lafayette county. YORK, P. O., Dane county, on section 21, of town of same name.
It has 1 store, 3 hotels, and is 22 miles northeast from Madison. YORK, Town, in county of Dane, being town 9, of range 12 E.;
centrally located, 19 miles northeast from Madison. It has 6
school districts. YORK, Town, in county of Greene, being town 4 N., of range 6;
centrally located, 16 miles northwest from Monroe. Popula
tion in 1850 was 191. It has 2 school districts. YORKVILLE, P.0., town of York, Racine county, being in town 3
N., of range 21 E. YORKVILLE, Town, in county of Racine, being town 3 N., of range
21 E.; centrally located, 10 miles west of Racine. Popula
tion in 1850 was 997. It has 10 school districts. YOUNG HICKORY, P.V., in town of Jackson, Washington county,
being in town 10 N., of range 20 E.
ALMOND, Town, in county of Portage.
the mouth of Pine river. See Jenny Bull Falls.
Fox river, in town 17 N., of range 13 E. It was laid out in 1849 by N. H. Strong, Esq., from whom it derived the name of Strong's Landing, by which it is sometimes called. It is a place of considerable business, has a good river trade, and is in the centre of a large agricultural district. It has two newspapers, and various mercantile and mechanical establish
ments. BENTON, Town, in Lafayette county. Big Foot PRAIRIE, P.O., in town of Walworth, Walworth county.
BRISTOL, P. O., in town of same name, in the county of Kenosha.
river, which it enters, at Rock Island, 10 miles below Grand
Father Bull Falls. COTTAGE INN, P.O., in Lafayette county, on stage route from
Madison to Galena, 60 miles southwest from Madison. DEPERE, Town, in Brown county. DUNKIRK, P.O., in Dane county. EDSON, Town, in Manitowoc county. ELK GROVE, P. O., in town of same name, Lafayette county. ELK GROVE, Town, in Lafayette county. EOLIA, P.0., in Dane county. FAYETTE, Town, in Lafayette county. FLORENCE, P.O., in town of Portage Prairie, Columbia county, on
section 6, town 12 N., of range 12 E., at head of Duck Creek. FOND DU LAC, City. This place was one of the earliest located
towns in Wisconsin, a paper city, laid out and platted several years in advance of the progress of civilization. But the past ten years has wrought a change which few Western towns can rival. The city is located at the head of Lake Winnebago, on section 10, town 15, of range 17 E. The principal business portion is situated about three-quarters of a mile from the lake, on the Fond du Lac river, whose mouth forms a convenient port of entry for the steam boats and other
water crafts which run between this place, Oshkosh, Wolf river, and Upper and Lower Fox rivers. The river, at the upper part of the city and a short distance above, furnishes several very fair mill powers for the manufacture of lumber, flour, &c., and on which an oil mill is also being erected. The principal part of the city is built upon a level prairie on the east side of the river. On the west side was formerly a beautiful sugar maple grove, which affords one of the most inviting and pleasant retreats that could well be desired, and in which are erected a large number of private residences, which are destined to be the most desirable in the city. The place is backed up and sustained by one of the richest and most productive farming counties in the State. One of the most inviting features of this place, is the pure water with which it is supplied, from the large number of never-failing fountains, or artesian wells, which brings the water to the surface of the earth, and yields a most bountiful supply of as pure water as can be found in the State, and to which may be attributed, in a great degree, the extensive healthfulness of the place. The streets are wide, the lots of convenient size, and laid out with much uniformity and taste with several public squares, which, when properly improved, will add much to the beauty of the place. About 3 miles of double plank road has been constructed within the limits of of the city. A large amount of money has also been expended in building side-walks throughout the entire city, which are mostly of plank, and of very convenient width. The present population of the city is estimated at about 4,000, and is rapidly increasing by the influx of business men and capitalists from the East. It was first incorporated as a village in 1847, and a city charter granted in the winter of 1852. There are in the city 9 hotels, 2 exchange or banking houses, 12 dry goods, 15 grocery and provision, 4 clothing, 4 wine and liquor, 8 boot and shoe, 2 hat and cap, 4 harness and leather, 3 stove and tin ware, and 1 iron and hardware