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Term: Potters' Emigration Society (Historic Marker Erected 1961)


Hwy. CM, 5 mi. NE of Portage, Columbia County 

Near here in 1849 Thomas. Twiggs began a settlement of unemployed potters from Stafford, England. To help farmers on both sides of the Fox River reach his store and blacksmith shop at Twiggs' Landing, he operated Emancipation Ferry, named to express his hope that here they would find freedom from the poverty of the Old World.

[Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]

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Baker, Joseph Stannard 1838 - 1912
Hobbins, Joseph 1816 - 1894
Potters' Emigration Society (Historic Marker Erect
Stafford, William Henry 1869 - 1957

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