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Historical Essay

Land Grant Scandal

Brief description of the Land Grant Scandal of the late 1850s.

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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