This is a little bit of retrospective history about Attica and the surrounding wilderness of the early 1800's.
In 1840 the area was a howling wilderness, inhabited by the bear, deer, wolf, lynx and occasionally a moose, along with other small game such as turkey, fox, quail, rabbit and many types of birds, of which waterfowl were abundant.
There were no roads, the area was destitute of every comfort of a civilized life. In all its primitive wilderness and originality, there occurred occasionally the footprint of the red man, who himself, was the fit companion only of the wild beasts upon which he preyed and depended on for a livelihood.
From this state to the present condition of the county in all its grandeur, magnificence and beauty, with its broad acres of cultivated fields, stately homes, well arranged and comfortable roads and highways, along with prosperous cities and villages, with a thousand and one comforts accommodating a civilized life, all these changes were wrought in the last 45 years.
These changes were brought about thru hard work, pain, suffering, forethought, love of the land and its surrounding beauty. Credit is due chiefly to the original pioneers and their posterity but mostly by the original settlers. So many have passed away along with generations of offspring, but the fruits of their labor will remain always in our vision as we look about us.
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