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Town of Prentice

 

The Town of Prentice was formed January 27, 1886 from parts of the Towns of Brannan and Worcester. It was 72 square miles in size and densely wooded like most of the County. The Jump River and many of it's tributaries ran through it.

 

The Wisconsin Central Railroad ran north/south through the western end of the Town while the Minneapolis, St. Paul, & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line) ran east/west through it's center.

 

The township was platted and the Village of Prentice, platted on May 24, 1884, grew up on the bank of the Jump River with stations on both of the railroads. In May 1886 a potential adjoining village, to be known as Diamond, was platted by Louis Halstrom but it was never settled.

 

Other lumber stations on the Soo Line in the Town of Prentice were Cottonwood and Willis; stations that were eventually abandoned as the logging business dwindled.

 

Link: Town of Prentice

 

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