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He was professor of law in the university of Wisconsin in 1868-85, and again in 1889-92, and in 1875-78 was a member of the commission which revised the statutes of Wisconsin.
The total membership of this order probably reached 250,000 to 300,000, principally in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky and south-western Pennsylvania.
In 1862 he recruited and became captain of Company A of the Twenty-Third Wisconsin Volunteers, of which he was made lieutenant-colonel in 1863, and which he commanded in the siege of Vicksburg.
Prairie du Chien is one of the most interesting places, historically, in Wisconsin.
In 1838 Wisconsin Territory was divided, the western portion being named Iowa, and out of this the state with its present bounds was carved in 1846.Advertisement
Iowa, having separated from Wisconsin in 1838 on account of lack of courts for judicial relief, the question of applying for admission into the Union as.
During the following decade there was a steady flow of immigrants from the eastern states and from Europe, with the result that in 1850, two years after the admission of Wisconsin to the Union, the population was 20,061.
Juneau and several others who arrived at about the same time built homes on the east side of the river near the foot of the present Wisconsin Street.
The whole course of the early history of Wisconsin was profoundly influenced by these racial and geographic considerations.
It is served by the Chicago & North-Western, and the Wisconsin Central railways; by ferry across the lake to Frankfort, Mich., and Ludington, Mich.; by the Ann Arbor and the Pere Marquette railways; and by the Goodrich line of lake steamers.Advertisement
For instance, New York has made large contributions to the population of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and so on.
It is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago & North-Western, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary ("Rockford Route") and the Illinois Central railways, and is connected by interurban electric railway with Chicago and Freeport, Illinois, and Janesville, Wisconsin.
He was assigned for duty to Jefferson Barracks at St Louis, and on reaching this post was ordered to Fort Crawford, near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
In 1881-85 and in1898-1905he was a regent of the university of Wisconsin; and he was a member (1897-1903) of the commission which had charge of the erection of the State Historical Library at Madison, and in 1906-8 of the commission for the construction of the new state capitol.
Here in 1823 Judge James Duane Doty (1799-1865) opened the first United States court in what is now the state of Wisconsin.Advertisement
Iowa, as a part of the whole Mississippi Valley, was taken into the formal possession of France in 1682; in 1762 as a part of the western half of that valley it was ceded to Spain; in 1800 it was retroceded to France; in 1803 was ceded to the United States; from 1804 to 1805, as a part of the District of Louisiana, it was under the government of Indiana Territory; from 1805 to 1812 it was a part of Louisiana Territory; from 1812 to 1821 a part of Missouri Territory; from 1821 to 1834 a part of the unorganized territory of the United States; from 1834 to 1836 a part of Michigan Territory; from 1836 to 1838 a part of Wisconsin Territory.
He graduated from the university of Wisconsin in 1879, studied law there for one term, and was admitted to the bar in 1880.
He was elected governor of Wisconsin in 1901 and was reelected in 1903 and 1905.
Here in 1670 Father Claude Allouez established the mission of St Francis Xavier, the second in what is now Wisconsin.
It is of greater altitude (Mt Marcy 5344 ft.) and of much greater relief than the Superior Oldland; its heights decrease gradually to the north, west and south, where it is unconformably overlapped by Palaeozoic strata like those of Minnesota and Wisconsin; it is of more broken structure and form on.Advertisement
In Wisconsin the inner lowland presents an interesting feature in a knob of resistant quartzites, known as Baraboo Ridge, rising from the buried oldland floor through the partly denuded cover of lower Palaeozoic strata.
The most remarkable groups of drumlins occur in western New York, where their number is estimated at over 6000, and in southern Wisconsin, where it is placed at 5000.
South-western Wisconsin and parts of the adjacent states of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota are known as the driftless area, because, although bordered by drift sheets and moraines, it is free from glacial deposits.
Iron ore occurs in the sedimentary part of the Huronian, especially in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Canada.
It is well exposed in New York, Wisconsin, Missouri and elsewhere, about the outcrops of older rocks.Advertisement
In Wisconsin, where the Upper Cambrian only is present, the thickness is about Iooo ft.
So also do the lead and zinc of south-western Wisconsin and the adjacent parts of Iowa and Illinois.
They occur in eastern Wisconsin and at other points farther east and south, It is over this limestone that the Niagara falls in the world-famous cataract.
The principal terminal moraines are associated with the ice of the Wisconsin epoch.
A rapid development of the lead mines of the West, both in Missouri and on the Upper Mississippi in the region where Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois adjoin one another, took place during the first quarter of the I9th century, and as early as 1826 or 1827 the amount of this metal obtained had risen to nearly 10,000 tons a year.
Of the product of 1907 above stated no less than 63.4% came from Missouri alone; Colorado, Wisconsin, Kansas and New Jersey yielding together 30.8% more.
In most states county administration belongs to a small board of three commissioners elected for the county at large, but in New York, Michigan, lllinois and Wisconsin there is a larger board of supervisors elected by townships and cities within each county.
The site of Ripon was purchased in 1838 by John Scott Horner (1802-1883), of Virginia, secretary and acting-governor of Michigan Territory in 1835, and the first secretary of Wisconsin Territory in 1836-37, who named the village when it was established in 1849 from the seat of his ancestors in Yorkshire.
The city is the seat of Lawrence college (changed from university in 1908), an interdenominational (originally a Methodist Episcopal) co-educational institution, founded in 1847 as the Lawrence Institute of Wisconsin and named in honour of Amos Adams Lawrence (1814-1886) of Boston, son of Amos Lawrence, and giver of $io,000 for the founding of the Institute.
The route taken lay up the north-west side of Lake Michigan, up Green Bay and Fox river, across Lake Winnebago, over the portage to the Wisconsin river, and down the latter into the Mississippi, which was descended to within 700 m.
It is served by the Chicago & North-Western, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railways, and by an inter-urban electric railway to Janesville, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois.
A crystal weighing 23* carats was found in Virginia in 1855, and one of 214 carats in Wisconsin in 1886.
Considerable interest attaches to the diamonds found in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio near the Great Lakes, for they are here found in the terminal moraines of the great glacial sheet which is supposed to have spread southwards from the region of Hudson Bay; several of the drift minerals of the diamantiferous region of Indiana have been identified as probably of Canadian origin; no diamonds have however yet been found in the intervening country of Ontario.
At Freeport, on the Wisconsin boundary, on the 27th of August, Lincoln answered questions put to him by Douglas, and by his questions forced Douglas to "betray the South" by his enunciation of the "Freeport heresy," that, no matter what the character of Congressional legislation or the Supreme Court's decision "slavery cannot exist a day or an hour anywhere unless it is supported by local police regulations."
In 1856 after a year in Europe he settled in Watertown, Wisconsin, and immediately became prominent in the Republican party of that state.
Douglas he took part as a speaker; and later in 1858 he was admitted to the Wisconsin bar and began to practise law in Milwaukee.
In the state campaign of 1859 he made a speech attacking the Fugitive Slave Law and arguing for state's rights and thus injured his political standing in Wisconsin; and in April he delivered in Faneuil Hall, Boston, an oration on "True Americanism," which coming from an alien was intended to clear the Republican party of the charge of "nativism."
The Germans of Wisconsin unsuccessfully urged his nomination for governor by the Republican party in 1859.
In 1673 Marquette, under orders to begin a mission to the Indians, who were known to the French by their visits to the French settlements in the Lake Superior region, and Louis Joliet, who acted under orders of Jean Talon, Intendant of Canada, ascended the Fox river, crossed the portage between it and the Wisconsin river, and followed that stream to the Mississippi, which they descended to a point below the mouth of the Arkansas.
The following year Black Hawk, a Sauk leader, opened an unsuccessful war in northern Illinois and Wisconsin (the Black Hawk War); and by 1833 all Indians in Illinois had been removed from the state.
Superior is served by the Northern Pacific, the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, the Wisconsin Central, the Great Northern, the Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste Marie, and the Chicago & North-Western railways, and (for freight only) by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul.
The harbour, which has been improved by the Federal government, is formed by two narrow strips of sandy land, known as Minnesota and Wisconsin Points, which extend several miles across the head of the lake from the Minnesota and Wisconsin shores respectively and almost meet in the centre.
It is the shipping point of the Bedford Indiana (oolitic) limestone, which is found in the vicinity and is one of the most valuable and best known building stones in the United States - of this stone were built the capitols of Indiana, Georgia, Mississippi and Kentucky; the state historical library at Madison, Wisconsin; the art building at St Louis, Missouri; and many other important public buildings.
The middle division covers approximately the same region as the lower one, and in addition it is found in Texas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Arizona, in western Montana, and possibly in western Wisconsin.
Burlington was incorporated as a town in 1837, and was chartered as a city in 1838 by the territory of Wisconsin, the city charter being amended by the territory of Iowa in 1839 and 1841.
The territorial legislature of Wisconsin met here from 1836 to 1838 and that of Iowa from 1838 to 1840.
Early in the 17th century trading posts and mission centres were established on the coast of Maine, and during the same century French priests laboured zealously in northern New York, along the entire coast of the Mississippi from Wisconsin to Louisiana, and around the Great Lakes.
Chrysocolla contains in the pure state 30% of the metal; it is an abundant ore in Chile, Wisconsin and Missouri.
Running directly west from the capitol is State Street, at the western end of which lie the grounds of the university of Wisconsin, occupying a hilly wooded tract of 300 acres, and extending for a mile along the south shore of Lake Mendota.
In it, in addition to the interesting and valuable historical museum and art gallery, are the Society's library of more than 3 50,000 books and pamphlets, the university library of 150,000 volumes, and the library of the Wisconsin academy of arts and sciences, S000 volumes.
The Madison public library houses also the state library school maintained by the Wisconsin library commission.
In addition to the state university, Madison is the seat of several Roman Catholic and Lutheran parochial schools, two business schools, and the Wisconsin academy, a non-sectarian preparatory school of high grade.
Madison is an important jobbing centre for central and south-western Wisconsin; it has an extensive trade in farm, garden and dairy products, poultry and tobacco; and there are various manufactures.
After Black Hawk's defeat on the Bad Axe he fled to the Wisconsin river Dalles, near the present Kilbourn, where he was betrayed by the Winnebago.
Extending in a general north-east and south-west direction through Keweenaw peninsula to the Wisconsin border and beyond is the middle of three approximately parallel ranges, separated from each other by flat lands, with here and there an isolated peak (in the Porcupine Mountains) having an elevation of from 900 to 1400 ft.
The north portion of these ranges, together with Isle Royale some distance farther north, which is itself traversed by several less elevated parallel ridges, contains the Michigan copperbearing rocks; while to the south, along the Wisconsin border, is another iron district, the Gogebic. The rivers of the entire state consist of numerous small streams of clear water.
This mineral was discovered in the Marquette district along the shore of Lake Superior early in the 18th century, but active operations for mining it did not begin until 1845; in 1877 mining of the same mineral began farther south in the Menominee district, and seven years later farther west along the Wisconsin border in Gogebic county.
In 1836 Taylor was ordered from Wisconsin to take command against the Seminoles in Florida.
The surviving aborigines remained there until 1802, when they joined the Mohegans in New York and migrated to Wisconsin and later to Indian Territory, now part of the state of Oklahoma.
There was a trading post at or near the site of Neenah during the French regime in Wisconsin, but there was no actual settlement until well into the 19th century.
Fort Clark was erected on the site in 1850 to protect settlers against the Indians; in 1851 the name was changed by order of the secretary of war to Fort Dodge in honour of Colonel Henry Dodge (1782-1867), who was a lieutenant-colonel of Missouri Volunteers in the War of 181 2, served with distinction as a colonel of Michigan Mounted Volunteers in the Black Hawk War, resigned from the military service in March 1833, was governor of Wisconsin Territory from 1836 to 1841 and from 1846 to 1848, and was a delegate from Wisconsin Territory to Congress from 1841 to 1845, and a United States senator from Wisconsin in 1848-1857.
In 1800 it was divided, and from its western part (including the present states of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, the north-east part of Minnesota, and a large part - from 1803 to 1805 all - of the present state of Michigan) Indiana Territory was erected, with General William Henry Harrison - who had been secretary of the North-West Territory since 1798 - as its first governor, and with Vincennes as the seat of government.
Included in Wisconsin are the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, and Washington Island and a group of smaller islands at the entrance to Green Bay on the Lake Michigan side.
The westernmost of these elevations separates the valleys of the Mississippi, and the St Croix from that of the Wisconsin river.
The eastern elevation is a ridge or cuesta formed by an outcropping hard layer of the ancient coastal plain; and it separates the Wisconsin river basin from the Fox River Valley and the streams flowing into Lake Michigan.
The name "suckers" was applied generally to all the people of Illinois, and the name "badgers" to the people of Wisconsin and "badger state" to the state.
On account of glacial disturbance of the drainage, Wisconsin's many streams provide water-powers of great value that have contributed much to the industrial prosperty of the state.
The most valuable of these are the Fox, the Rock and the upper Wisconsin and its tributaries.
In the production of the hardy cereals, barley, rye and buckwheat, Wisconsin ranks high among the states of the Union; but oats and Indian corn are the largest cereal crops in the state.
The most important of the state's manufactures in 1900 and in 1905 were lumber and timber products, valued in the latter year at $44,395,7 66 (Wisconsin being second in rank to the state of Washington).
Second in value in 1905 were cheese, butter and condensed milk ($29,994,791), in the product of which Wisconsin ranked second to New York in 1900 and 1905.
In 1905 Wisconsin ranked first of all the states in the value of butter, second in the value of cheese and fifth in the value of condensed milk; the dairy product of Wisconsin in this year was 17.8% (by value) of that of the entire country.
The manufacture of furniture in Wisconsin is centralized especially in Sheboygan, where in 1905 was manufactured about one-third of the furniture made in the state.
The lead mines of south-western Wisconsin played an important part in the early development of the state (see § History).
In 1908 the lead product was valued at $347,592 and the zinc product at $1,711,364, Wisconsin ranking fourth among the zinc-mining states.
Wisconsin granite is especially suitable for monumental work.
In 1907 and 1908 Wisconsin ranked seventh among the states in the value of limestone quarried.
Freshwater pearls are found in many of the streams; and in 1907 and 1908 Wisconsin ranked first among the states in the value of mineral waters sold, with a value of $1,526,703 in 1907 and $1,413,107 in 1908, although in both years the quantity sold in Wisconsin was less than in Minnesota or in New York.
In 1905 the value of the lumber and timber product was exceeded by that of Washington; but as late as 1908 Wisconsin was the chief source of the white pine supply.
Forest fires have been numerous and exceedingly destructive in Wisconsin; the loss of timber and other property from this cause in 1908 was about $9,000,000.
The fisheries of Wisconsin are of considerable importance; the catch in 1908 was valued at $1,067,170, lake trout and herring being the most valuable.
Railway building in Wisconsin began in 1851, when a track was laid from Milwaukee to Waukesha (20 m.), which was extended westward in 1854 to Madison and in 1857 to the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien.
Marie, in which has been absorbed the old Wisconsin Central, crosses the state and extends into the Canadian North-West, sharing in the heavy grain traffic of that section, and, like the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, which runs along the Lake Superior shore, is a link in the transcontinental system of the Canadian Pacific, which controls both these roads.
The Northern Pacific enters Wisconsin in its north-western corner and extends to the Lake Superior country.
The return freight movement to the Wisconsin lake ports is made up chiefly of coal from the Lake Erie shipping points for the coalfields of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
To connect the upper Mississippi river and the Great Lakes, between 1840 and 1850 a canal was begun between the Fox, flowing into Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan and the Wisconsin river, flowing into the Mississippi,' and improvement of navigation on these rivers was undertaken by the state with the assistance of the Federal government; in 1853 the work came into the hands of a private corporation which in 1856 opened the canal.
In 1887 the route through the Wisconsin river was abandoned, and thereafter only the Fox river was improved.
The population of Wisconsin in 1890 was 1,686,880 (exclusive of 6450 persons specially enumerated); in 1900 the total was 2,069,042 - an increase of 22.2% on the basis of the total at each enumeration; and in 1910 it reached a total of 2,333,860.2 The density of the population in 1910 was 42.2 to the square mile.
Before the next census was taken the revolutionary movement of 1848 in Germany led to the emigration of thousands from that country to Wisconsin, and there was an increase of 886.9% in the population from 1840 to 1850.
The Indians 3 include representatives of the Menominee (1487 in 1909), Stockbridge and Munsee (582) tribes under the Keshena School, Chippewa under the Lac du Flambeau School (705) and the La Pointe School (4453), Oneida (2259) under the Oneida 1 The Fox and Wisconsin rivers are separated at Portage by a distance of only 2 m.
Wisconsin has the mixed or township-county system of local government.
To prevent such extravagant expenditures for internal improvements as had brought disaster to Michigan and other states, the framers of the constitution of Wisconsin inserted a clause limiting its aggregate indebtedness to $100,000 for all purposes other than to repel an invasion, to suppress an insurrection or for defence in time of war, and the state is free from debt with the exception of that contracted on account of the Civil War.
Wisconsin has an excellent free public school system, which was established in 1848 and which provides a graded system of instruction in country district and city schools, high schools and normal schools and the University of Wisconsin (incorporated 1848; see Wisconsin, University Of).
In the number and equipment of its reformatory, charitable and penal institutions, Wisconsin stands high.
In addition the board has partial control over the Wisconsin Workshop for the Blind (1903) at Milwaukee, where there is a willow ware factory, and the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls (1875) also at Milwaukee.
The board has also power of visitation and inspection over the Wisconsin Veterans' Home at Waupaca, founded in 1887 by the state department of the Grand Army of the Republic. In the state's treatment of the insane, chronic cases are separated and sent to the county asylums. The labour of convicts in the state prison is leased; until 1878 the state itself supervised manufacturing in the prison; then for twenty-five years the convicts were employed in making shoes for a Chicago firm; and since 1903 the state has received 65 cents a day for the labour of each convict, and at least 300 convicts are employed in the manufacture of socks and stockings, from which in1906-1908(two years) the income to the state was $156,890.
Politically Wisconsin has been under French domination (from 1634 to 1760); under British domination (from 1760, formally 1763, to 1783); and under that of the United States since 1783.
The region comprised in the present state of Wisconsin, when first explored by Europeans, was a favourite hunting-ground for the Indians who constantly crossed this region between the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi.
The Indian population of Wisconsin in the first half of the 17th century was probably larger than that of any region of similar size east of the Mississippi.
The French adventurers, bent on finding either a "North-west passage" or some land route to the Pacific (which they believed to be no farther west than the Mississippi), naturally went west by the water routes of Wisconsin; as a fine field for their bartering and trading with water-courses by which they could convey their pelts and skins back to Montreal, the region attracted the coureurs de bois and fur traders; and it seemed promising also to the zealous French Catholic missionaries.
Twenty years later Pierre Esprit, Sieur de Radisson, and Medard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers, started (16J4) from Quebec, crossed Lakes Huron and Michigan, wintered in Wisconsin, ascended the Fox, crossed to the Wisconsin and possibly reached the Mississippi river eighteen years before Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet.
The first of the missionary pioneers was the Jesuit, Father Rene Medard, who in 1661 lost his life on the upper Wisconsin river.
In 1665 Father Claude Allouez established the first permanent mission in Wisconsin on the shores of Chequamegon Bay, near the first trading post established by Radisson and Groseilliers.
They halted at De Pere, set off down the Fox-Wisconsin route, followed the Wisconsin to its mouth and came out upon the Mississippi near the site of the present city of Prairie du Chien, on July 17th, exactly two months after they left St Ignace mission on Mackinac Island.
In the same year Daniel Greysolon Du Luth, a coureur de bois, explored the upper Mississippi and the Wisconsin and Black rivers.
In 1680 Father Louis Hennepin, a Recollet Franciscan who had accompanied La Salle, followed the Mississippi northward from the mouth of the Illinois along the western border of Wisconsin to the site of the present City of St Paul.
In 1671 Simon Francois Daumont Saint-Lusson at Sault Ste Marie had taken formal possession of the region in the name of the king of France; in 1685 Nicolas Perrot (1644 - c. 1700), a trader who had first visited the wilds of Wisconsin probably as early as 1665, was appointed "commandant of the West," and this event closes the period of exploration and begins that of actual occupation.
In 1712 the slaughter of a band of Foxes near Detroit was the signal for hostilities which lasted almost continuously until 1740, 1 and in which every tribe in the Wisconsin country was sooner or later involved either in alliance with the Foxes or with the French; the Chippewa, always hostile to the Foxes, the Potawatomi and the Menominee sided with the French.
Wisconsin was little disturbed by the Seven Years' War.
The traders who accompanied them were the nucleus of the first English-speaking colony on Wisconsin soil.
In 1774 was passed the Quebec Act for the government of the Province of Quebec into which the Wisconsin region was incorporated by this act, but it had little effect on the French settlements west of Lake Michigan, which remained throughout the entire British period a group of detached and periodically self-governing communities.
Little as they cared for their British rulers the Wisconsin voyageurs and habitars, influenced probably by their cupidity and by actual money payments, for the most part adhered to the British cause during the War of Independence.
This pro-British spirit, however, did not dominate the whole Wisconsin region, and while De Langlade was harassing the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontier, Godefrey de Linctot, a trader of Prairie du Chien, acting as agent for George Rogers Clark, detached several western tribes from the British adherence, and personally led a band of French settlers to his aid.
In 1787 Wisconsin became part of the North-west Territory, but it was not until after the ratification of Jay's treaty that in 1796 the western posts were evacuated by the British.
In 1800 Wisconsin was included in the newly organized Indiana Territory; and in 1809 on the admission of Indiana as a state it was attached to Illinois.
During the second war with Great Britain, the Wisconsin Indians and French settlers generally sided with the British, and in 1814 many of them participated in Major William McKay's expedition against Fort Shelby at Prairie du Chien.
In 1818 Illinois was admitted to the Union and Wisconsin was incorporated in Michigan Territory, and at that time American civil government in the Wisconsin region was first established on an orderly and permanent basis.
Wisconsin then comprised two counties, Brown (east) and Crawford (west), with county seats at Green Bay and Prairie du Chien.
Until 1830 the fur-trade, controlled largely by John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, continued to be the predominating interest in the Wisconsin region, but then the growing lead mining industry began to overshadow the fur-trade, and in the mining region towns and smelting furnaces were rapidly built.
The Black Hawk War not merely settled the Indian question so far as Wisconsin was concerned, but made the region better known, and gave an appreciable impetus to its growth.
The new Territory of Wisconsin comprised not only the area included in the present state, but the present Iowa and Minnesota and a considerable portion of North and South Dakota.'
In 1838 the Territory of Iowa was erected out of all that part of Wisconsin lying west of the Mississippi.
Wisconsin was a strong anti-slavery state.
In the same year a fugitive slave named Glover was seized at Racine and was afterward rescued by an anti-slavery mob from Milwaukee; the State Supreme Court rendered a decision which declared the Fugitive Slave Law to be null and void in Wisconsin.
But the courts threw out "supplementary returns" (possibly forged by the canvassers) and decided in favour of Bashford, who was the first Republican to hold an office; with two exceptions Wisconsin has elected Republican governors ever since.
The state gave its electoral 1 Wisconsin, as the last state to be created wholly out of the old North-West Territory, was the loser in boundary disputes with neighbouring states.
As originally planned, Wisconsin would have included that part of Illinois west of a line running across the southern end of Lake Michigan; and the inhabitants of this tract actually voted to join Wisconsin, but Congress paid no attention to their demands, and this strip of land, including Chicago, became a part of Illinois.
See "The Boundaries of Wisconsin" in vol.
The whole number of troops furnished by Wisconsin during the war was 91,379.
Wisconsin had several times been visited by disastrous forest fires.
For physical description and natural resources see the Reports (biennial) and the Bulletins (Madison) of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, especially important for economic geology, hydrography and agriculture, and the Annual Reports of the Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture; the Reports (biennial) of the State Forester, the Reports of the U.S. Census, and the Mineral Resources of the United States, published annually by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Legler's Leading Events in Wisconsin History (Milwaukee, 1898), a good brief summary, are other single-volume works covering the entire period of the state's history.
Hebberd's Wisconsin under the Dominion of France (Madison, 1890) contains an account of the earlier period written, however, before much recent material was brought to light.
Much material of value is contained in the Historical Collections (18 vols., Madison, 1855 sqq.) of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1846; reorganized, 1849), and in the Bulletins of Information, Proceedings and Draper Series of the same society are many valuable historical papers and monographs.
The Parkman Society Papers (Milwaukee, 1895-1899) provide a collection of good articles on special topics of Wisconsin history, and the Original Narratives and Reprints published by the Wisconsin History Commission (created by an act of 1905) deal with Wisconsin in the Civil War.
In states like New York and Pennsylvania, which are much broken up by hills and mountains, and have already a large population, it is probable that the land available for wheat cultivation is now nearly all taken up, although they still have 30% of unimproved land in farms. In the great states of Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas there is still 40 to 50% of unimproved land in farms. There are few mountains and hills in these States, and there is still room in them for a large population.
Twelve states, in this vast cereal-growing region - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota - still have from 20 to 40% of unimproved land in farms. The total area of these states is nearly four times that of France.
He ardently supported the policy of making Federal appropriations (of land, but not of money) for internal improvements of a national character, being a prominent advocate of the construction, by government aid, of a trans-continental railway, and the chief promoter (1850) of the Illinois Central; in 1854 he suggested that Congress should impose tonnage duties from which towns and cities might themselves pay for harbour improvement, &c. To him as chairman of the committee on territories, at first in the House, and then in the Senate, of which he became a member in December 1847, it fell to introduce the bills for admitting Texas, Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, California and Oregon into the Union, and for organizing the territories of Minnesota, Oregon, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Kansas and Nebraska.
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In North America, especially in the Wisconsin region, there are numerous mounds made in shapes resembling the figures of animals, birds or even human forms. These have not been often found to be sepulchral, but they are associated with sepulchral mounds of the ordinary form, some of which are as much as 300 ft.
He also purchased the Boston Advertiser (1917); the Chicago Herald (1918), thereafter combined with the Examiner as the Herald and Examiner; the Washington Times (1919); and the Madison Wisconsin Times (1919).
Ohio was the pioneer state of the old North-West Territory, which embraced also what are now the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, and the N.E.
The severity of this measure led to gross abuses and defeated its purpose; the number of abolitionists increased, the operations of the Underground Railroad became more efficient, and new Personal Liberty Laws were enacted in Vermont (1850), Connecticut (1854), Rhode Island (1854), Massachusetts (1855), Michigan (1855), Maine (1855 and 1857), Kansas (1858) and Wisconsin (1858).
The supreme court of Wisconsin went so far (1859) as to declare the Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional.
Cory (see Bibliography) enumerates 398 species for Wisconsin and Illinois, and of these probably not less than 350 occur in Wisconsin.
Yet the French and Indians of Wisconsin contributed their quota to the French armies - a force of half-breeds and Indians under a half-breed, Charles Michel de Langlade (1729-1800).
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The states with community property laws in effect are Wisconsin, California, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and Idaho.
The Amish Showroom has two locations, one in Nelson, Wisconsin, and the other in Coates, Minnesota.
Built by hand with special attention paid to every detail, the master craftsmen creating Amish furniture in Wisconsin take pride in the high quality of their work and the beautifully crafted finished furniture pieces.
When Amish settlers moved to Wisconsin nearly a century ago, they brought with them the strong work ethics of the Amish tradition.
Many of the Amish furniture stores of Wisconsin are full service furniture stores offering a wide variety of furniture styles and designs crafted by various Amish families from the area.
Most of the store owners offering Amish-made furniture in Wisconsin work with their customers in designing and crafting custom-made pieces.
The following is a small sampling of the many Wisconsin retailers that offer Amish furniture.
Beautiful country style Amish furniture handcrafted in pine and oak fills the Amish Country Corner store located in Tomah, Wisconsin.
Located in Nelson, Wisconsin, the Amish Showroom is a full service furniture store offering a variety of Amish-made home furnishings for every room.
In addition to the store in Wisconsin, Amish Showroom has another location in Coates, Minnesota.
With its fine workmanship, high quality and beautiful designs, Amish furniture in Wisconsin is built to last and become treasured heirlooms of tomorrow.
The ELPC develops campaigns to protect and develop environmental resources by advocating various renewable energy sources in Midwest states, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair was first held in 1990 and quickly became an annual event that's held during the third weekend of June in Custer, Wisconsin.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in Custer, Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes renewable energy throughout the Midwest region of the United States.
Custer, Wisconsin is located in Central Wisconsin which makes it a great regional location for an energy fair.
Of course, what would an event be without good food and Wisconsin beer?
The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair holds a Travel Green Certification awarded by the Travel Green Wisconsin program that's sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Serenity Health is based among the beautiful lakes and rivers of Northern Wisconsin.
He spent his summers at his other home, Taliesin, which is located in Wisconsin.
Whether you are purchasing in their Wisconsin store or online, there is a minimum amount you must spend.
While visiting an elder near Green Bay, Wisconsin in about the spring of 1984, I remember eating an authentic home-cooked Polish dinner for the very first time.
One of the best known American painters and perhaps the best known female painter ever, Georgia O'Keefe fell in love with art is a child growing up in Wisconsin.
Even though he was a poor student, Ford was accepted at Ripon College in Wisconsin and almost graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English.
Her character, Sonny Monroe, has won a talent competition and made the move from Wisconsin to Hollywood to star in a sketch comedy television show.
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sadly, Wilder was allegedly abused and bullied in the Hollywood school, and soon returned to Wisconsin.
OshKosh B'Gosh was founded in 1895 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Starting in 1962 as a single store chain and based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Kohl's is now located in more than 40 states, with new stores added yearly.
The NCA accredits schools and colleges in Wyoming, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nebraska and New Mexico.
Distance learning programs in Wisconsin are available in a multitude of subjects to students worldwide.
Regardless of where prospective students live, looking at distance learning programs in Wisconsin can be a wise use of time because the University of Wisconsin's programs in some subjects are among the best available.
Fees for courses vary, may change from year to year, and are listed in the UW course catalog for programs that the University of Wisconsin offers.
The University of Wisconsin - Platteville is one such campus that emphasizes the flexibility of its courses and their practicality in real-world applications.
The University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie provides technological resources, library services, tutorials, student support, and a course catalog on its distance learning home page.
The Wisconsin-based vessel offers overnight cruises to Winona, Minnesota; Lansing, Iowa; and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, with passengers spending nights at hotels on shore.
La Crosse Queen---This small, recreation paddle wheeler offers day cruises and dinner and dancing cruises from La Crosse, Wisconsin.
For example, where I live in Wisconsin, clients are looking to sail from East Coast ports such as New York, New Jersey, Boston or Baltimore.
Erna Fromm founded Fromm Family Foods in 1904 to offer a healthy, natural food to pets in Wisconsin.
After earning a chemical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, Nieman took on the roles of both president and head chef for Fromm.
Nieman formulates all of the dry pet food recipes at the Wisconsin plant.
Fromm pet food uses fresh vegetables and fruits from local Wisconsin farms and markets in the dry pet food.
It is then hand-trimmed in the USDA-certified Wisconsin plant.
Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, AFS specializes in fresh frozen raw meat diets and freeze dried meat diets for dogs and cats.
Meadow Beauty (Rhexia) - R. virginica is a beautiful dwarf bog plant with vivid, deep rosy flowers 6 or 8 inches high, in sandy swamps in New England and the Eastern States, and is found as far west as Illinois and Wisconsin.
Organic Prairie is located in Wisconsin, but ships all over the United States.
California, Wisconsin, and Washington led the country with the most organic farms.
Prospective brides shopping for plus size wedding dresses in Wisconsin can find several shops that have plus sample sizes available for trying on.
Traditionally, one problem with finding plus size wedding dresses in Wisconsin has been with trying on a selection of suitable options.
Edith's in Fond du Lac touts itself as Wisconsin's leading bridal salon.
Vera's House of Bridals in Madison, in business since 1964, has been voted "The Best Place to Purchase Your Wedding Gown" by Wisconsin Bride Magazine every year since 2007.
Although most people are familiar with the Great Chicago Fire, it was the fire of Peshito, Wisconsin, that claimed more lives than any fire in the country's history.
The Wisconsin fire burned more than 1.2 million acres, destroyed 16 towns and took between 1,200 to 2,400 lives.
A Wisconsin sleep dentist may be a surprising solution to sleep apnea and severe snoring.
Residents of Wisconsin can benefit from exploring their options.
A Wisconsin sleep dentist affiliated with either of these organizations typically has the most current information, resources and procedures in dental sleep medicine.
Hack, DDS has a practice located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Patients living near West Salem, Wisconsin may benefit from visiting Dr. Ladesic for dental appliances that replace CPAP machines.
In addition to the dentists mentioned above, there any other sleep dentists in Wisconsin which can help patients with their sleep issues.
Patients interested in finding more sleep dentists in the state of Wisconsin can benefit from talking to their doctors for recommendations.
In addition, they can visit the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for listings in other Wisconsin cities.
Noah's Ark Water Park is America's largest water park, nestled on 70 acres in the heart of Wisconsin Dells and part of the country's biggest collection of indoor and outdoor water parks.
While water slides may be the most visible and popular attractions, they are not the only soaked-to-the-skin attractions at this central Wisconsin water world.
One resort is also part of the world renowned Wisconsin Dells water parks community, and another is in Canada.
When visiting Wisconsin Dells, the first consideration travelers should make is whether they want to enjoy indoor or outdoor water parks.
Travelers who venture to Wisconsin Dells to sample the region's extensive outdoor water parks may want to stay at an indoor water park resort to enjoy a more laid back, convenient option when the outdoor parks are unavailable.
For a truly spectacular experience, however, the largest of the Wisconsin Dells indoor water parks are always popular options.
With so many parks to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which Wisconsin Dells resort to stay at.
Staying at one of the Wisconsin Dells indoor water parks can make a getaway to this water park fantasyland even more exciting, no matter what time of year you visit.
In addition, researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that resveratrol is present in grape juice.
The Wisconsin Dairy Artists suggest pairing merlot with mild-flavored cheeses such as Swiss, Monterey Jack, and Munster cheese.
With so many excellent camping destinations located throughout the state of Wisconsin, it's no wonder that there are several resources for finding recreational vehicles to rent.
Badgerland RV - This RV rental provider is located in southern Wisconsin, in close proximity to Madison and Milwaukee.
Wisconsin RV World - This Madison dealer is a full service RV dealer, offering sales and service in addition to motor home rentals.
Additional RV Rental in Wisconsin Options - For information about other companies that may offer rental recreational vehicles in Wisconsin, see WisconsinRVRentals.com and the KOA RV Rental page for the state.
Whether you are an experienced camping enthusiast or you simply want to find out if the RV lifestyle is a good fit for you and your family, you're sure to enjoy the time you spend touring Wisconsin in a rented recreational vehicle.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reported 4,000 unexcused absences on an average school day.
Dance studios and community groups that celebrate the Argentinian tango exist even far from New York and Los Angeles, such as in Madison, Wisconsin.
This product is only manufactured by Therma-Stor Products, a division of DEC International, Inc., based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Sheboygan County Humane Society is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
The Waukesha Wisconsin humane society is better known as the Humane Animal Welfare Society.
Located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, this village is open from November 23 until January 1, 2007.
California, Oregon, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin are the top tree producing states.
The Wisconsin Morning Gluten Free Bakery Pack - Produced by Silly Yak Bakery.
You can now find gluten-free food in Marshfield, Wisconsin at at least. three markets and one restaurant.
The markets and restaurant that sell and cook gluten-free food in Marshfield, Wisconsin are located in the downtown area.
Some of them also have locations in other Wisconsin cities.
James Gee, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, was featured in Discover Magazine due to his findings about the immense cognitive benefits of even elementary video games.
For example, Wisconsin has a list of day camps, including specialty camps like the Potter's Shop.
It all started with a single movie theater in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Over the years, the company built upon its success and has grown into a major Midwest theater chain with screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota and Ohio.
There is also a hotel division, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, which has properties in Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas.
The company serves moviegoers in major markets including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, Fargo, North Dakota, Columbus, Ohio, and the Greater Chicago-land area.
The Marcus Movie Theaters chain has a well-earned reputation for excellence that began more than 70 years ago in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Another Wisconsin werewolf sighting occurred on Halloween in 1991.
I'll never forget coming around the bend of the nature preserve near my home, just after we moved to Wisconsin.
The boots are named after the Chippewa Indians from Wisconsin.
Gathering information on Young and the Restless soap opera begins with a jaunt to Genoa City, Wisconsin.
The fictional town of Genoa City is based on the real town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Ever since The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973, viewers have wanted to know more the characters that appeared larger than life in the fictional city of Genoa City, Wisconsin.
However, what most fans may not realize is that while the soap is based in a fictional midwestern town, there is a real Genoa City, Wisconsin.
Bell (now deceased) and Lee Phillip Bell have a vacation home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and spent many years driving through the nearby village of Genoa City.
According to The Young and the Restless website, when it came down to deciding where to set their show, the couple decided to honor the southeastern Wisconsin community by making it the home of their main characters.
The real Genoa City is a tiny Wisconsin border town with a population of less than 3,500.
Most residents of Genoa City, Wisconsin are retired, while others spend the majority of their time commuting to jobs in larger bordering cities.
In addition, while The Young and the Restless revolves around heated rivalries, sexy hook-ups, lies and manipulations in the fictional metropolis of Genoa City, residents in the Wisconsin village don't even have a single stoplight.
The same can't be said for Genoa City, Wisconsin.
When Young and the Restless writers hatched a plot to get Jack Abbott (played by Peter Bergman) to represent Genoa City in the Wisconsin state Senate, they went straight to the source.
Since Genoa City, Wisconsin is in Kedzie's district, Young and the Restless story coordinators were interested in asking him how his office was set up, how he interacts with staff members and what he does on weekends.
Wisconsin got another chance to shine on the national spotlight when Young and the Restless producers cast four popular Milwaukee Brewer players on the show.
The series started with a mugged and beaten down Brad Eliot leaving Chicago for a quieter life in Wisconsin.
University of Green Bay, Wisconsin, provides a sample reference sheet on their website.
By the end of 2008, GM's production had dropped by 18.4%, and it had stopped shifts at its Pontiac and Flint, Michigan plants, as well as facilities in Oshawa, Ontario, and Janesville, Wisconsin.
Eventually GM closed both the Janesville, Wisconsin and Moraine, Ohio plants, as well as metal stamping plants in Pennsylvania and Wyoming and a minivan plant in Georgia.
Wisconsin lists legal vehicle weights based on the distance between axles.
Thill Logistics, the parent company that carries the Contour brand, has an "Unsatisfactory" rating by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau.
In the early 1900s, Herman Wittwer was struggling to sell insurance in Wisconsin.
By 1986, IDS Life Insurance bought out the Wisconsin Employers Casualty Company and it was then renamed IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company.
Dairyland's parent company, Sentry Insurance, was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
It was started by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association.
In years past, these events have been held in smaller cities such Green Bay, Wisconsin and Altoona, Iowa.
In addition to their website, Marcus Uniforms offers a hard copy catalog and a retail store located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This is not a full list of your options; details about additional patches can be provided by local councils, such as Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast.
Before that time the St Paul had been a great local railway, operating primarily in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois; but by the construction of a long arm from the Missouri river to Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma, it became a transcontinental line of the first importance, avoiding the mistakes of earlier railway builders by securing a line with easy gradients through the most favourable regions.
The most recent type of state commission is the so-called Public Utility Commission, of which the best examples are those of New York and Wisconsin, established in 1907.
There is much material in the Encyclopaedia of Mississippi History (2 vols., Madison, Wisconsin, 1907), edited by Dunbar Rowland.
It is served by the Chicago & North-Western, the Northern Pacific, the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, and the Wisconsin Central railways, and by several steamboat lines on the Great Lakes.
It has a fine Federal building, one of the best high-school buildings in Wisconsin, the Vaughn public library (1895), a Roman Catholic hospital, and the Rinehart hospital, and is the seat of the Northland College and Academy (Congregational).
The state supports three parks - Itasca state park (22,000 acres, established in 1891), about the sources of the Mississippi, in Clearwater, Becker and Hubbard counties; the St Croix (established in 1895), in Chicago county, across the St Croix from the Wisconsin state park of the same name, and including the beautiful Dalles of the St Croix; and the Minneopa state park (established in 1905), containing Minneopa Falls, near Mankato.
In the following year the Franciscan friar Father Louis Hennepin, acting as an agent of the Sieur de la 'Salle, discovered and named the Falls of St Anthony; and in 1686 Nicholas Perrot, the commandant of the west, built Fort St Antoine on the east bank of Lake Pepin, in what is now Pepin county, Wisconsin, and in 1688 formally took possession of the region in the name of the French king.
The admission of Wisconsin as a state in 1848 left that part of the former territory west of the St Croix and north of the Mississippi rivers, which was not included in the new state, practically without a government.
On the 26th of August a convention met at Stillwater, where measures were taken for the formation of a separate territorial government, and Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-1891) was sent to Congress as a delegate of " Wisconsin Territory."
Upon his admission to a seafthe curious situation was presented of representatives of the state and of the territory of Wisconsin sitting in the same body.
See Esperandieu, Inscriptions de Lectoure (1892), pp. 94 ff.; Zippel, Festschrift zum Doctorjubilaeum, Ludwig Friedlander, 1895, p. 489 f.; Showerman, The Great Mother of the Gods, Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, No.
Of less importance is the silicate, Zn 2 SiO 4 H 2 0, named electric calamine or hemimorphite; this occurs in quantity in Altenburg near Aix-laChapelle, Sardinia, Spain and the United States (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin).
Vilas, a lawyer and Democratic politician, emigrated in 1851 to Madison, Wisconsin.
William graduated at the university of Wisconsin in 1858, and at the Albany (New York) Law School in 1860, and began to practise law in Madison with his father.
Among the lesser manufactures are lumber and timber products (value in 1905, $5,610,772), most of the raw material being floated down on rafts from Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The figures for inhabitants born in the United States but not within the state show a preponderance of immigration from neighbouring states, there being, in 1900, 31,047 natives of Iowa, 24,995 natives of Wisconsin, 18,565 of Minnesota and 16,145 of Illinois, out of a total of 313,062.
The eastern section was successively a part of the territories of Michigan 1834-1836, Wisconsin 1836 - 1838, Iowa1838-1849and Minnesota 1849-1858, and the western section a part of the territory of Nebraska 1854 - 1861.
Other institutions are Concordia College (1881, Lutheran), a state normal school (1880), the Wisconsin College of physicians and surgeons (1893), the national German-American teachers' seminary (normal), Milwaukee academy (1864), Milwaukee University school, Milwaukee school of engineering (1904), Milwaukee Turnverein school of physical culture, one of the largest schools of the sort in the United States, St John's Catholic institute, Our Lady of Mercy academy (Roman Catholic), Wisconsin academy of music, the Wisconsin school of art (art students' league), a Catholic normal school, St Rose's manual training school, the industrial chemical institute (the only technical school for brewers in the United States) and several business and commercial schools.
Doubtless the coureurs du bois who at this time began to frequent the Wisconsin forests, touched at the bay many times within the succeeding years as the place was known to be a favourite rendezvous of the Fox (or Outagamie) Indians.
Martin (1805-1887) of Green Bay, a lawyer and judge, and a delegate to Congress in1845-1847from Wisconsin territory, explored the harbour facilities in 1833 and made a map of the place which he called "Milwaukie."
In the Upper Mississippi lead region of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin the ore fills large cavities or chambers in limestone.
Just south of the city is Kemper Hall, a Protestant Episcopal school for girls, under the charge of the Sisters of St Mary, opened in 1870 as a memorial to Jackson Kemper (1789-1870), the first missionary bishop (1835-1859), and the first bishop of Wisconsin (1854-1870) of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
In both states, the Commissions have power over electric railways and local public utilities furnishing heat, light and power, as well as over steam railway transportation, and the Wisconsin Commission also has control over telephone companies.
Minneapolis is the chief flour-making centre of the world, and the cities at the " Head of the Lakes " (Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, considered industrially as one place) constitute the second largest centre.
On the erection of Wisconsin Territory in 1836 the whole of Minnesota, which then extended westward to the Missouri river, was incorporated with it, but on the erection of Iowa Territory in 1838 Minnesota was divided and the part west of the Mississippi became a part of Iowa Territory.