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Term: Milwaukee and Rock River Canal

Definition:

From Wisconsin: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, ed. by Ex-Gov. Geo. W. Peck (Madison, Wis., Western Historical Association, 1906):

"The first session of the territorial legislature at Belmont in 1836 incorporated the Milwaukee & Rock River Canal company, which had for its purpose the construction of a canal connecting Lake Michigan by way of the Waukesha lakes with the Rock river, and thus establishing a waterway to the Mississippi river. Congress made a land grant for the purpose, surveys and estimates were made and during the twelve years preceding the admission of the state to the Union repeated efforts had been made to carry out the enterprise. A careful estimate made in detail by Increase A. Lapham placed the entire cost of constructing the canal, including locks, at about $725,000. During the twelve years from 1836 to 1848, when the prospect was abandoned, the only actual work done besides making surveys was the construction of a dam across the Milwaukee river at Milwaukee. Bonds which had been negotiated in 1841 to raise money for the enterprise were repudiated by the territorial legislature in 1846, but prior to the admission of the state these repudiation resolutions were rescinded. The enterprise contemplated as well the deepening of the Catfish (Yahara) river from the Rock river up through the Four Lakes, and a canal from the head of Lake Mendota to the Wisconsin river near Arena. The advent of railroad building was the chief influence in bringing about an abandonment of the canal project."

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[Source: Wisconsin: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, ed. by Ex-Gov. Geo. W. Peck (Madison, Wis., Western Historical Association, 1906).]

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Mackinac Island
Mackinaw
Mackinaw (logging)
Mackinaw boat
Madeleine Island
Madison Alliance for Homosexual Equality (MAHE)
Madison Guard (Civil War)
Madison Sharp-shooters (Civil War)
Mahican
main deck (maritime)
mainchains (maritime)
mainline (railroads)
mainmast (maritime)
maize
Major (Civil War)
Major General (Civil War)
Make her out (logging)
Man-catcher (logging)
mangeur de lard (Fr.)
manitou
Manitowoc and Kewanee County Guards (Civil War)
mansard roof (architecture)
manufacturing in Wisconsin
maple syrup industry
Marching 12th (Civil War)
Marching 12th (Civil War)
marl (farming)
marl (mining)
Mass transportation in Wisconsin
mast (maritime)
master (maritime)
mastodon
Match-i-ku-is
mate (maritime)
mattock (farming)
Mau-quo-pin-e-no
Maughstown
maw (farming)
May Riot (1886)
meat packing industry
medecin (Fr.)
Menasha Guards (Civil War)
Mendota Guard (Civil War)
Menominee Treaty of 1831
Menominee Treaty of 1836
Menominee Treaty of 1848
Menomoneeville
meridian (survey)
Mesconsing
Messmore Guards (Civil War)
metamorphic rocks (mining)
Metchigamias
metis (Fr.)
Metzner Act
mica (mining)
mica slate (mining)
Michigan Territory
Michilimakinac County
Michilimakinak
midden (archaeology)
Midewiwin
midships (maritime)
milch (farming)
Military Ridge Road
military road
Milk strikes, 1933
mille (Fr.)
Mills Law
Milwaukee & Horicon Railroad
Milwaukee & Missississippi Railroad
Milwaukee & Watertown Railroad
Milwaukee 14
Milwaukee and Rock River Canal
Milwaukee Braves
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee German Turners (Civil War)
Milwaukee Handicraft Project
Milwaukee Light Guard (Civil War)
Milwaukee Regiment (Civil War)
Milwaukee Riflemen (Civil War)
Milwaukee Union Rifles (Civil War)
Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUS
Milwaukee Zouaves (Civil War)
Milwaukee-Downer College
Miners' Guard (Civil War)
mining in northern Wisconsin
mining in southwestern Wisconsin
miniskoick
mint
Mirro Aluminum Company
missionary
Missionary Ridge, Battle of
Mississippian culture (archaeology)
Mitchigami
mixed-blood
mizzen (maritime)
mizzenmast (maritime)
Moga-Shooch
Mohegan
moiety
Monongahela Rlver
Monroe County Voluneers (Civil War)
moor (maritime)
mooring bitt (maritime)
mullion (farming)
muskellunge
musqueton (Fr.)
Muzzle-loaders (logging)
Méchéygan, Lake

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