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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 6:

Sawmill on Black River

-As transcribed from page 60

That same year, on November 2, a sawmill was established on the falls of the Black River, "not much inferior to any in the United States." Seven chiefs. of the Sioux nation granted the original permission to do this, and later Lefei (Wabasha), the head chief, made the permission permanent.42  The mill was soon destroyed by the Winnebago. 

Resources for the above information:

42 - Durrie, Jonathan Carver and Carver's Grant, Id., VI, 252,266. Also: American State Papers; Public Lands, IV, 22. Also: James H.Lockwood, Early Times and Events in Wisconsin, Wis Hist. Colls., II, 118, text. and note. Also: Col. John Shaw, Narrative. Ibid., 230.


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