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Local Geography: Wright County in 1850 Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2008.

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1 Local Geography: Wright County in 1850 Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2008

2 Silas Wright New York Statesman

3 Wright County 1850s MONTICELLO CLEARWATER ROCKFORD

4 Wright Countys Earliest Settlements 1852 MONTICELLO (Mortzious) 1854 CLEARWATER (El Dorado) 1855 ROCKFORD (Big Rock)

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6 Common Transportation

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8 The Big Woods

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10 Clearing the Big Woods

11 Prairie = Advantages

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13 Easy Transportation: Mississippi River

14 Mississippi River

15 Crow River

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17 Water Power = Mills

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21 Other Sources of Power

22 Wright County 1850s MONTICELLO CLEARWATER ROCKFORD BUFFALO COKATO NORTHWOOD MAPLE LAKE DELANO ST. MICHAELS

23 Wright Countys Earliest Settlements 1856 BUFFALO (Winnebago) COKATO (Moers Prairie) NORTHWOOD ST. MICHAELS MAPLE LAKE (Geneva) 1868 DELANO (Crow River Crossing)

24 Wright County 1850s MONTICELLO CLEARWATER ROCKFORD BUFFALO COKATO NORTHWOOD MAPLE LAKE DELANO SMITH LAKE WAVERLY HANOVER ANNANDALE

25 Wright Countys Earliest Settlements 1869 SMITH LAKE WAVERLY (Cowell) HOWARD LAKE (Victor) 1877 HANOVER (Frankfort) 1878 MONTROSE (Marysville) 1886 ANNANDALE (Abbeyville)

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27 Settlement Factors (why did they settle in Wright County) Good Farmland Especially prairies Access to Good Timber For building materials and fuel Easy Transportation Rivers, bridges and ferries

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29 Clearwater Ferry 2005

30 Settlement Factors (why did they settle in Wright County) Good Farmland Especially prairies Access to Good Timber For building materials and fuel Easy Transportation Rivers, bridges and ferries Water Power Waterfalls for grist and lumber mills Safety Open areas, nearness to neighbors


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