History: Yellowstone Trail Association

1921/26 Plat Maps
Contact: John Ridge
Email: jridge@uwec.edu 

I have printed out the several plat maps of Withee area from your web site to use in our research about the Yellowstone Trail. I have some suspicions about the dates on either the 1921 or the 1926 plat maps -- or both. Note that the present Hywy X is labeled Wis 29 on the 1921 map and Wis 16 on the 1926 map. I believe that the Wis 29 name was not used until the renumbering that occurred when the US numbers were adopted in c1927. So the map labeled 1921 must be from after that date. I can trace down the date of the Wis 29 number more accurately if necessary, but I think you might first recheck the original "1921" map for a correct date.

We are attempting to learn when the right turns in section 35 were replaced by the angular "cut-off" which exists today. We are sure it was 1929 or a bit earlier, but we have no direct evidence. Anyone interested?

John Ridge, Yellowstone Trail Association PO Box 65, Altoona, WI 54720 or jridge@yellowstonetrail.org or 715 834 5992



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