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Early Days in Chippewa Valley Wisconsin

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Early Days in The Chippewa Valley Wisconsin
Written by C.S. Bundy around 1916
Some topic headings are:
How I Came to Settle In Dunn County
Menomonie In 1856
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sorry for the mistake, good feeling was restored and all had a fine time.

The society people of Menomonie, Eau Galle, Durand and Dunnville were all out. From Eau Claire, I remember Pitt Bartlett, A. Meggett, G. E. Porter of the press, Miss Tewksbury and the Thorps; others have forgotten. After the dance and supper there were toasts. Pitt Bartlett made a lengthy speech, C. S. Bundy and many others also spoke. (Judge E. B. Bundy, I think, was not there.)

The next social event of importance was the wedding of Mrs. Wright of Eau Galle to H. Clay Williams of Durand, which brought together a very large gathering of about the same people who were out on the former occasions. This wedding occurred in the spring of the same year (1858). They were married at the house of Mrs. William Carson, the bride's sister. A fine supper and dancing were the pastimes of the evening. I think it was the same winter we had a singing school and debating club. I remember the debate that was held in Mrs. Colburn's dining room in the old house. The question that was up that evening was "Resolved, that the Indians of the United States have suffered more from the hands of the Whites than the Negroes." I think that either C. S. or E. B. Bundy on the negative and Robert Macauley on the affirmative. During the evening a band of Sioux who were on the warpath and who came up here to scalp the Chippewas were in and listened to the debate. I remember how frightened my mother and we girls were.

In the summer of 1860 Mary Downs was married to Thompson Heller of Menomonie. Mr. Downs and family had moved from near Eau Galle to the place that was afterwards called Downsville, where the wedding was held in the afternoon. A large number of friends were present. After a fine dinner the company left for Dunnville, where the bridal party took the steamboat for a wedding trip. I think it was the winter of 1860 that Oliver Goldsmith's comedy, "She Stoops to Conquer," was played in the hall of Dunnville Hotel. I remember the names about all who took part. They are as follows: Robert Macauley was Mr. Hardcastle;  Mrs. Root was Mrs. Hardcastle; Mr. Russell K. Root was Sir Charles Marlow; E. B. Bundy was young Charles Marlow; John J.

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