Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - 1854 - Green Bay
Green Bat, a thriving post-borough, capital of Brown county, Wisconsin, is situated on the right bank of the Neenah or Fox river, at its mouth, and exactly at the head of Green bay, 114 miles N. from Milwaukee, and 120 miles N. E. from Madison. The town has a beautiful situation and contains many spacious ware houses, fine churches, and elegant residences. The bay and river afford a perfectly secure harbor, and the largest steamers of Lake Michigan stop here, making this the principal place of deposit and transit for the imports and exports of Northern Wisoonsin. The improvement of the river by dams, which is nearly completed, will open uninterrupted steam navigation from Green bay to the Mississippi river. The surrounding region contains extensive forests of pine, from which large quantities of lumber are made and exported. The older part of the town was formerly called Navarino, and in 1836, a suburb called Astor was laid out, which joins the southern part of the former. Population in 1853, about 2500. On the opposite side of the river stands Fort Howard, with a thriving village of that name.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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