This article is based on an interview with Richard M. Reynolds which appeard in the Tomah "Journal" February 16,1939.The reporter found Mr. Reynolds in a comfortable chair reading a Greek Bible. And below is information the reporter wrote from interviewing Richard Reynolds. Name--Richard M. Reynolds Born--February 14,1847 Place---Erie County,PA Movement in USA--When Richard was 4 years old they moved to to Fitchville, Ohio staying there about 5 years. After that his family pioneered in the rugged wilds of Wisconsin. In 1856 a horse drawn wagon was outfitted and a hard trip overland started this was in September ...taking 6 weeks to make the trip. They stayed at New Lisbon because the train with their household goods only came that far; staying with relatives. There was a bridge at Kilbourn that had to be completed. Finally Reynolds family moved to east of Tomah where the Bear River empties into the Lemonweir River---where they remained a number of years. Richard Reynolds tells of coming to Tomah,Wisconsin; when he was about 17 in 1864 remembering 2 general stores and a few other small businessess and cabins housing the small population. And he spoke of Native Americans(Indians) being in greater number than the white population. Mr. Reynolds told of leaving the family home before daylight for the "North Pinery"and driving a ox team all day and arriving at the camp in early afternoon. Asked how far north this camp might be; he said 3 miles north of Valley Junction probably a distance of 12 to 14 miles. Well roads were not straight nor as good as the ones in 1939 and oxen traveled slowly. Mr.Reynold's family resided fora time at Osseo,WI but the past 20 years have been spent here in Tomah. Richard was a oldest of a family of 10 children; only he and younger brother remain. Brother's name is Isaac; residing at LaCrosse,WI.Immediate Family is his son Ray E. Reynolds of Tomah, Wisconsin;where he makes his home. and one daughter Mrs.Dora Evenson of Doering,Wisconsin. Also a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchldren. AneThoughtinterview made and interesting article ---for family researchers there's some information on this Reynold's family. Tomah is in the county of Monroe Wisconsin.