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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 7:


-As transcribed from page 65

Trempealeau County, touching, as it does, on its southwestern border the Mississippi River, was easily accessible for the early explorers, travelers, traders, and later for the pioneer settlers.

The boundary rivers and some of the streams of the interior of the county afforded waterways for the canoe, and many of our valleys, such as the Beaver Creek and Elk Creek, were explored by hunters who canoed, up the principal streams flowing out of these respective regions.

Trempealeau Bay, lying about half a mile above the site of Perrot's post, afforded an excellent stopping place for traders and travelers during the fur trading regime on account of the abundance of wood and water in that locality and also for the protection from rough weather which, the rugged bluffs furnished. During the sharp rivalry between the different fur companies the trader kept an anxious eye on the bay for the return of the bands of trappers from up the Trempealeau River.

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