Note: In 1916 I wrote a brief sketch of the early history of Brown County for a program given at an old settlers' picnic in Ainsworth. Later the sketch was printed in local newspapers and also a few copies in booklet form. Since, I have been asked many times to republish this sketch on account of historical matter contained therein. I have revised it, in a few minor details, and added to it, and am presenting it in this form trusting that it may be of some value to public schools where local history has a place in the course of study.
Lillian. L. Jones