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Historical Essay

School Land Scandal

Brief description of the School Land Scandal.

Lawyer, Politician, Land Speculator, Promoter and Author

Biography of lawyer, politician, land speculator and promoter and author of a History of the Territory of Wisconsin, Moses Mccure Strong.

Brief history of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

Historical Essay

Carver Grant

Brief description of the Carver Grant, a hypothetical tract of land that would have included much of northwestern Wisconsin.

Brief history of the Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company.

Historical Essay

Kilbourn, Byron (1801-1870)

Land Speculator and Politician

Brief biography of surveyor, land speculator, railroad promoter and politician Byron Kilbourn, twice elected mayor of Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Petersylvania, Wisconsin

A Bizarre Story of Land Prospecting Gone Awry

Read the amazing story of a man who watched his potential 10,000-square-mile northern Wisconsin empire disappear into thin air.
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