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Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism
Last Socialist to Run a Major American City
Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
Brief biography of Reuben Gold Thwaites
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Sheriff
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