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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 10:

Korpal Valley

-As transcribed from page 177


Korpal Valley lies wholly in the town of Arcadia and may be said to be wholly within sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in 21-9, and the Korpal Valley Creek runs west from a spring in the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of 12-21-9, through sections 12, 13, 14 and 15, a distance of two and a half miles to the Trempealeau River.  The first settler was James Fassett, the second a man by the name of Zabrota.  Soon after this there arrived John Korpal, who with Louis Norwitzki settled in the valley, they becoming the first permanent settlers.  Others soon followed and the valley and ridges in the vicinity were all settled prior to 1876.  The people were industrious and the community has made good progress.  The soil is rich and the value of the lands there has risen equally with other parts of Arcadia and the county.  The valley and vicinity cannot be said to have been a Polish neighborhood, as many families, American born and Norwegian born, have all along owned and occupied farms there.  In early days grain raising was the chief farm industry, but since 1882 the people have gone successfully into diversified farming and have made it as much of a success as any nearby community.


(By Stephen Richmond.)




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