Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
Village Park, 39 Brodhead St., Mazomanie, Dane County
In 1850, the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road Company began building a line to span the lower third of Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien. Chief Engineer Edward Brodhead concluded that this area's topographical features were ideal for constructing a railroad servicing station and a commercial trading village. In 1855, he platted the village and named it "Mazomanie," an Indian name he believed to mean "Iron Horse." Mazomanie developed quickly after a dam and millrace were built to harness the water power of Black Earth Creek. The new rail-road village revitalized the lagging farm economy of the early settlers, who arrived in the 1840s under the auspices of the British Temperance Emigration Society. By the mid-1870s Mazomanie was a thriving commercial and industrial center of over 1100 people. The village eventually supported two flour mills, two creameries, a brewery, four blacksmith shops, a foundry, and factories which produced knitted goods, cabinets, carriages, wagons, and agricultural implements. Many of Mazomanie's 19th-century buildings remain in the village today.
[Source: Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]
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Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Arena, Iowa Co.
Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Barry, Alfred Constantine 1815 - 1888
Bond Law (temperance)
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Emma, 1827-1889
Brown, Thurlow Weed 1819 - 1866
Buslett, Ole Amundsen 1855 - 1924
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chynoweth, Edna Phillips, 1852-1950
Delavan [origin of place name]
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Dwinnell, Soloman Ashley 1812 - 1879
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby 1829 - 1923
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1850 - 1919
Woman's Christian Temperance Union