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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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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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