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The Black Hawk War of 1832 – Free Online Books and Articles

The Black Hawk War of 1832 in Illinois and Wisconsin was the last significant campaign by U.S. Government troops against Indians in the Old Northwest. Following the defeat of Black Hawk’s small force, the Wisconsin territorial government obtained Native American compliance with treaties that opened large parts of Wisconsin for survey and settlement. The …

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Vacationing Up-North in the late 19th Century

Below are some illustrated travel booklets; mostly published 1879 – 1884. They advertise the pleasures of vacationing in Northern Michigan, and also in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and other locations. The railroad companies began producing these guides soon after railway lines were completed to northern towns, marking the beginning of the tourist industry for most northern …

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