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Urban Planning in Wisconsin
Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard
Brief biography of Reuben Gold Thwaites
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician, 6th Wisconsin Governor, Presidential Cabinet Member
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer
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