The History of Lincoln Co., Wis. History 1881

Transcribed from pages 438-450 "History of Northern Wisconsin" by: Crystal Wendt



Rock Falls This is the place that the old settlers call Grandfather, in honor of the falls, which tumble down a good many feet, well nigh a hundred. The average historian rejoices over any name, however awkward or inappropriate, if it is unlike any other name, and it might as well be said right here that Wisconsin has shown a want of invention in this regard that is most exasperating. Names seem so scarce that three rivers had to called Menomonee, two or three Fox, not to mention hundreds of other evidences of a paucity of names that can offer no excuse for its existence except downright stupidity. Now these remarks are made for the benefit of Lincoln County and Northern Wisconsin generally, which will have so many names to bestow in the coming time. But to return to

Grandfather This place has a stage line to Merrill, and is has hotels and saloons, and is logging head-quarters for the region. It has the elements of growth.



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