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Beaver Township is located a few miles northeast of the center of the county, and consists of one township of thirty-six, square miles. It was first organized as a separate town in the year 1870. About the first settlement of the town was made a short time before it was organized. The early settlers of the town were natives of the east. Among the first settlers of this town and who are still residents here are the Romaines and Dartons, who settled in the southeastern part of the town. It is now almost exclusively an agricultural town, and its natural advantages in this line are being quite rapidly developed. It is classed among the best of the towns in the county, and in the course of time will be one of the wealthiest towns.

The soil is similar to that of all the northern towns in the county, and is capable of producing grains and in paying quantities. While these crops vary with the season, such a thing as a failure of crops never known.

Farming, here is far from being a lottery business. When the sowing and planting is done in the spring, farmer here has the record of years to assure him that he will, at least, have a fair crop, and under favorable circumstances, an excellent one. was formerly quite large quantities of pine timber in the town standing along the streams and broad strips of oak ridges that extend the town. Much of the pine timber has been but by far the larger part of the fine hardwood remains untouched.
The large mill of the Van Hoosier Manufacturing is located in this town, and also the mill of Rossman. During the past winter the former stocked with five million feet of hardwood logs. And after cutting, this pine and hardwood timber it makes the best of land for farming and dairying purposes. There are several small streams in the town. The Rock creek, which is quite a large stream, flows through the southern part of the town and unites with Black river. Rock creek and its main branch, called called the North Branch, is provided with flood dams which are used for accumulating large bodies of water to float the timber to markets. The surface of the town is quite rolling and the drainage is good.

There are no villages in the town, but there are two or three portions of the town which are quite thickly settled, and although the growth is not extremely rapid, there are new settlers coming in each year and nearly all are fully satisfied with the natural surroundings.

There are no railroads running through Beaver as yet, but the town is nearly surrounded by railroads.

The Wisconsin Central is but six miles distant on the east, and seven miles on the north. The branch of the same road which is in the course of construction, is but one mile distant, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, which is also in the course of constructions is less than half a mile from the town line.

The town is well provided with many highways, and with substantial bridges over the streams. The town is in such a condition that it will advance steadily until it stands among the wealthiest in the state.

Religious and social matters receive much attention, and the people who make up the town are an honest, industrious and hospitable people.


Source: Satterlee, Tifft & Marsh, 1890




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