Benton County, MN
Sauk Rapids Frontierman (Sauk Rapids, MN) 3 May 1855, page 2
Local News Items
We were glad, the other day, to welcome back, by an old fashioned shake of the hand, our Hungarian friend, M. Wisberger, who has just returned from the East, where he has been spending the Winter. We regret to learn from him, that during his absence, some persons took possession of a portion of the town-site he had laid off before he left last Fall. We did not learn the names of those who had thus interfered with him.
Mr. Sweet, who has just returned from below, informs us that the Engines designed for the new Steam Boat to run between St. Anthony and Sauk Rapids, have arrived in St. Paul. The boat was launched last week, and drew without machinery, but six inches. We may now hope soon to see her at our landing—freighted with hundreds of happy, enterprising emigrants. We propose the new boat to be named The North Star.
We are pleased to see among us again Geo. W. Sweet, Esq., who has just returned from the Eastern Cities. He gives us the gratifying intelligence of an immense crowd of emigrants being on their way to our Territory.
We are gratified to learn that Caleb Van Nest, Esq., of Michigan, is on his way to this place with a choice stock of Goods of all kinds. Well, they are needed. By selling at reasonable prices, he can do a brisk business.
PWILLIAM HENRY WOOD,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. The collection of debts, payment of taxes, &c., promptly attended to.
Transcribed 14 May 2020 by William Haloupek
Updated 14 May 2020 by William Haloupek
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