Histories: Trempealeau County Historical Accounts:
"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":
Introduction to Place Names
-As transcribed from page 270
Trempealeau County is rich in place names. Some are picturesque and original, others are commonplace and duplicates of those found in other localities. Some are the names of national heroes, some perpetuate historic incidents, some are fanciful and poetic, some are descriptive, and hundreds bear the names of early settlers. Some were chosen deliberately, and some are the result of natural growth. Some are very old, dating back to the explorers and fur traders, while others are very recent, and have not yet become entirely fixed. for the most part of the origin of the names is known, though there is yet much research to be done to determine who applied the names, and when and under what circumstances they were first applied. The following list is a brief summary of the subject, its purpose being to form a basis for future study and investigation.
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