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County Information
The county seat is Barron.
The county seat bears a name similar to that of the county. Its site was owned originally by John Quaderer, one of the pioneers. The village is situated on Section 28, Town 34 north, Range 12 west. It contains several hundred inhabitants.
Source: "History of Northern Wisconsin", 1881, page 78

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March 2014:  obits for MILLER, HARMON, KETCHUM, BARKER;  sicklist news for SANDERS.  News story of Fire in CRANDALL barn
1870 Mortality Index; 1883 Pensioners on the Roll


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