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Stone Cabin near Durand
One of the oldest structures in Pepin County and probably in the state of Wisconsin is a stone cabinbuilt in 1842 located approximately 5 mile south of Durand, Wi. This cabin was the home of mygrandfather, Conrad Nussberger. Conrad's dad was among the first white settlers in Pepin County.After the accidental death of his father, Conrad claimed the homesteaded land and lived in the stonecabin until after the land was deeded to him by the Federal Land Grant Act of 1884. The land wasoriginal Indian land obtained by the US government by the treaty of 1837 between the US and theChippewa (Ojibwe) Indians. The Nussberger land deed was signed by Chester Arthur, President ofthe United States. The stone cabin still stands at its original location and condition on the formerNussberger farm. Click here to see pictures of the cabin. A historical biography of the Nussberger family is available upon request email: artnuss@prodigy.net

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Durand and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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