How was the
Mentor Township name chosen?
R. J. McBride is writing a history of Clark County,
which is appearing in installments in the Thorp Courier.
It is full of interesting items that seldom appear in
articles of this nature. The last issue of the Courier
contained the chapter on the "Towns of Clark County."
Mr. McBride says: "Mentor was the next town to be organized
and sixth in point of age, was created by the board
of supervisors on the 17th of Dec. 1866,
and held its first town meeting at the house of Orin
Wilson on the first Tuesday of April 1867. The name
of the town was selected by Hon. George W. King, who
was a resident of that territory. Mr. King was an Ohio
man and lived at one time not far from Mentor in that
state, the home of the late President Hayes, and the
town of Mentor was christened in honor of its Ohio namesake."
HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 7/31/1909
Main Street, Humbird, WI--1910
Contributed by Don and Mae Zimmerman,
Photo by W.F. Hein, ca. 1910
Main Street Photos of Humbird, Wisconsin