Unity Township Businesses

Clark County, Wisconsin



Box Factory





    Cullen Ayer  was born March 2, 1841, at Embden, Somerset Co., Maine.  At the age of five years he immigrated with his parents to Mineral Point, Wis., where he grew to manhood. About the year 1858 he came to La Cross and entered into the lumbering interests on Black River, which he followed for about ten years, when he went into partnership with W. W. Crosby, logging on the East fork and main Black River. In the year 1870 they formed the company of Crosby, Brawn & Ayer and bought a large tract of pin on Popple River and its tributaries of which he superintended the cutting and driving the logs out of the river. About three years later Mr. Crosby and Mr. Ayer bought Mr. Brawn's interest and one year later, 1874, Cullen Ayer sold his interest to Mr. Crosby, taking as part payment the large farm in the town of Unity, where he resided until his death, also taking the logging outfit and a large farm in Trempeleau Co., and contracting to cut and drive logs for W. W. Crosby. About the year 1890 he retired from logging and turned his attention to improving his farm in the town of Unity, stumping it and improving it by erecting fine buildings.  He stood six foot-four and can be seen standing by his team of oxen on an early photo taken while logging in Osborne (later renamed Riplinger), Wisconsin. (contributed by Alan Gurtner).



Saw Mills






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