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Term: Denmark (Historic Marker Erected 1998)

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Denmark War Memorial Park, Wisconsin Ave., Denmark, Brown County 

In 1848, immigrants from Langeland, Denrnark, seeking economic opportunity and plentiful farmland, settled in this vicinity. The Danes purchased land here and called their early settlement "Copenhagen," later changed to Denmark. In subse­quent years, German, Irish and Czech immigrants joined the Danes, and Denmark grew to be a prosperous farming and trading community. After a railroad line reached Denmark in 1906, the area became an important center for Wisconsin cheese and dairy production.

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

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