Parke C. Herrick

PARKE C. HERRICK, of Oregon, was born in Rutland Township, May 25, 1866, and is the son of J. T. Herrick, one of the sturdy lumbermen which Maine sent out in such numbers to subdue the great forests of the northwest, fifty years ago. Mr. Herrick was a native of Bangor, and until he was thirty years of age worked in the pineries of his native state; he came to Wisconsin about 1850, but abandoned his old occupation and settled down as a farmer in the town of Rutland, Dane county, taking up eighty acres of government land and turning it form a forest wilderness into a cultivated farm.