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Thorp, Wisconsin

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Surnames/tags: Clark_County Wisconsin
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The City of Thorp is located in Clark County, Wisconsin. The area was first inhabited by the Winnebago, Chippewa, Sioux, and Menomonie Tribes.

  • 1870: James Seneca Boardman moved into the area, along with several other families.
  • 1873: More settlers arrive and the first non-Native American child is born; Mabel Boardman. First school, store, and post office are established.
  • 1876: Town of Thorp established; officers elected (January 21).
  • 1878: First 4th of July celebrated; first marriage.
  • 1879: Surveying of the railroad begins.
  • 1881: First turnpike road built. Logging was the main industry. First sawmill built. Railroad tracks completed. Wisconsin Central Railroad Telegraph office opened.
  • 1882: Baptist church and hardware store built.
  • 1883: Newspaper “pioneer” was published.

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