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Term: Invention of the Typewriter (Historic Marker Erected 1956)

Definition:

N. 4th and W. State sts. At 318 State Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County

Approximately 300 feet northeast of here, C. Latham Sholes per­fected the first practical typewriter in September 1869. Here he worked during the summer with Carlos Glidden, Samuel W. Soule, and Matthias Schwalbach in the machine shop of C. F. Kleinsteuber. During the next six years, money for the further development of the typewriter was advanced by James Densmore, who later gained the controlling interest and sold it to E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, N.Y.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

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

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Idlewild, Door Co.
Idlewood Beach, Sheboygan Co.
Iduna [origin of place name]
Iduna, Trempealeau Co.
Imalone, Rusk Co.
In Service To Their Country (Historic Marker Erect
Independence [origin of place name]
Independence, Trempealeau Co.
Indian Creek, Polk Co.
Indian Crossing [origin of place name]
Indian Ford [origin of place name]
Indian Heights, Dane Co.
Indian Hills, Green Lake Co.
Indian Lake Passage (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Indian Shores, Winnebago Co.
Indianford, Rock Co.
Ingersoll, Marathon Co.
Ingle, Columbia Co.
Ingram, Rusk Co.
Ingram, Village of, Rusk Co.
Inlet, Walworth Co.
Inmansville, Rock Co.
Ino, Bayfield Co.
Institute, Door Co.
Interurban Bridge (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Interwald [origin of place name]
Interwald, Taylor Co.
Invention of the Typewriter (Historic Marker Erect
Iola, Town of, Waupaca Co.
Iola, Village of, Waupaca Co.
Iola, Waupaca Co.
Iowa County Courthouse (Historic Marker Erected 19
Iowa County [origin of place name]
Ipswich, Lafayette Co.
Irma, Lincoln Co.
Iron Belt, Iron Co.
Iron County [origin of place name]
Iron Creek, Census district of, Dunn Co.
Iron Mining in Wisconsin (Historic Marker Erected
Iron Ridge, Dodge Co.
Iron Ridge, Village of, Dodge Co.
Iron River [origin of place name]
Iron River, Bayfield Co.
Iron River, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Iron [origin of place name]
Ironton [origin of place name]
Ironton, Sauk Co.
Ironton, Town of, Sauk Co.
Ironton, Village of, Sauk Co.
Irvine, Chippewa Co.
Irving, Jackson Co.
Irving, Town of, Jackson Co.
Irvington [origin of place name]
Irvington, Dunn Co.
Isaar, Outagamie Co.
Isabelle, Town of, Pierce Co.
Island Beach, Winnebago Co.
Island Lake, Rusk Co.
Island Park, Winnebago Co.
Itasca [origin of place name]
Itasca, Douglas Co.
Ithaca, Richland Co.
Ithaca, Town of, Richland Co.
Ives Grove, Racine Co.
Ives, Racine Co.
Ixonia, Jefferson Co.
Ixonia, Town of, Jefferson Co.

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