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Burnett County WI Communities

Posted by Mark Miller on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Local history 

Burnett County 


 A brief summary of the communities, settlements and other areas within Burnett County, 
how they got their names and where they are located.
AARON -- Named after Aaron Cornelison, an early settler in Rusk Township.  Lucy Cornelison was the first postmaster and named the town after her husband.  Aaron is located in Rusk Township.

ALPHA -- Named by Guy E. Noyes, this community was originally known as Smaland Prairie because of the large n...

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Trade River, Wisconsin History

Posted by Mark Miller on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Local history 

Trade River History

(as recorded by Freda Peterson)

Donated by Gary Peterson

Trade River village in the Township of Anderson began with flour and feed mill run by a man named Fandeen. The year is not definite. In the summer of 1886 C.E. Peterson of St. Paul bought the mill from Fandeen and in Oct. of that year moved with his family to Trade River. He operated the mill 10 years on water power until the river was too low when he moved it up on the hill by his residence. ...
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Bethel Univesity Historic Church Site

Posted by Mark Miller on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Local history 

Wisconsin Historic Sites

Historic Churches

Trade Lake Baptist Church

Historic Significance:
In 1869 five men walked all the way from Chicago to Trade Lake to join 7 Swedish immigrants already there. Together they formed the Swedish Baptist Church of Trade River. They met for services at the Knut Anderson school house located a few miles to the south of...

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Brief History of Burnett County, Wisconsin

Posted by Mark Miller on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : Local history 

Brief History of Burnett County, Wisconsin

Burnett County's Indian culture dates back more than 8,000 years ago when Woodland Dakota and Ojibwa Indians lived in the area, making use of the natural resources such as berries, game, rice, and maple syrup. Native American families played an important role in the early history of the area and many families continue to live in the county today.

The first white explorers in the area were French trappers and Jesuit missionaries who came to the...

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