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Paperback Lead-Mining Towns of Southwest Wisconsin Book

ISBN: 0738551996

ISBN13: 9780738551999

Lead-Mining Towns of Southwest Wisconsin

(Part of the Images of America: Wisconsin Series)

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East of the Mississippi River, and just north of the Illinois-Wisconsin border, the soil was once fertile with huge deposits of lead and zinc. White men discovered these riches in the early 1800s, well before Wisconsin became a state in 1848. Miners, farmers, and merchants flocked to the region, some bringing along their families. Towns with names like Snake Digs, Cottonwood, and Etna grew very rapidly. Roads, bridges, and railroad tunnels soon connected...

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