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A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson
America's Best-Known Folk Hero
Founder of Sauk City
Suffragist and Minister
Farmer, Defender of Cameron Dam
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman
Father of the Social Security Act
Lawyer, Land Agent, Banker and Lumberman
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