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CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorporated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998" Compiled by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. chpt. "The Changing World of Wisconsin Local Government'" sec. 3. Municipalities: The Most local of Governments. pags115-122. Wisconsin Blue Books are Publ. Biennially In Odd-Numbered Years.]

 

Most of the early settlers came to Price County because of the virgin timber. When the Wisconsin Central Railroad and the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Line) Railroads extended into the county, shipping out forest products while shipping in supplies allowed the logging businesses to boom and provided transportation into the county for the many immigrants looking to create new homes.

 

Some of the following name-places were merely supply or postal stations along the railroads and are now long-gone; others were mill towns that boomed at the peak of the logging era but have also disappeared with time; some were specific communities where various groups of immigrants settled; and a few grew into villages and cities that still thrive today.

 

Name

Towns/Year

Former Name of Town

Brantwood

Brannon

Knox

Knox Junction

Catawba  

Catawba

 

Clifford 

Knox

 

Coolidge

Worcester

Fifield (1895)

 

Cottonwood

Brannon

Driscoll’s Spur

Cranberry Lake

Worcester

 

Danish Settlement

Worcester

Elk

 

Dedham

Brannan (1881)

 

Dover

Worcester

Emery

Emery

Fifield

Worcester (Feb 1879)

Fifield (Nov 1879)

 

 

Flambeau Station

Eisentein

Gould Side Track

German Settlement

Brannan

Spirit

 

Graywood

Spirit

 

Kaiser

Lake

Lakes

Kennan

Brannan

Kennan

 

Kennedy

Lake

 

Knox Mills

Brannan

Knox

 

LaFont

Brannan

Knox

 

Le Saulmer

Location Unidentified

 

Le Tourneau Springs

Location Unidentified

 

Lugerville

Flambeau

 

Lymantown

Lake

 

Mackey’s Spur

Brannan

Ogema

 

Malden

Brannan (1881)

 

Mellrue

Prentice (On 1895 Map)

 

Morrison

Ogema

Railroad station on the Central Wisconsin Railroad

North Fork

Catawba

 

Ogema

Brannan

Ogema (1882)

Brannan

Park Falls

Worcester (Feb 1879)

Eisenstein

Fifield (Nov 1879)

Lake (1888)

Muskellunge Falls  (named changed to Park Falls in  1885)

Pennington

Brannan

Catawba

Morrisons

Phillips

Worcester (1879)

 

Prentice

Brannan

Prentice

 

Spirit

Brannan

Spirit

 

Spirit River Settlement

Brannan

Spirit

 

Sulgrave

Brannan

Kennan

 

Viola Villa

Emery

Also known as the Czech Settlement or the Bohemian Settlement

Wauboo

Worcester (1881)

 

Worcester

Worcester (1879)

 

 

 

 

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