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Paperback New Glarus Book

ISBN: 1467113034

ISBN13: 9781467113038

New Glarus

(Part of the Images of America: Wisconsin Series)

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New Glarus was founded in 1845 by impoverished citizens of Glarus, Switzerland. Much of Europe was in the grips of a severe depression, food was in short supply, and jobs were equally scarce. In response to this crisis, the Swiss government formed the Swiss Emigration Society. The society offered passage to America for anyone who wanted to leave Switzerland. On April 16, 1845, a ship took 193 Swiss to the United States. Four months later, on August...

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