Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Hwy. 14, 3 mi. E of Arena, Iowa County
Beginning in 1844, nearly 700 settlers were brought into this area by the British Temperance and Emigration Society, organized the previous year in Liverpool, England. By 1850 Dover boasted a hotel, post office, cooper, blacksmith, shoemaker, wagon shop and stores. When the railroad chose Mazomanie for a depot site and made no stop in Dover, Doverites moved their houses into Mazomanie and Dover faded away to become a ghost town. A local boy who made good was John Appleby, inventor of the knotter on the grain binder. The idea came to Appleby as he watched the monotonously regular movement of his mother's hands in knitting. In 1867 he successfully demonstrated his revolutionary "contraption" in a wheatfield east of the cemetery.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]
36 records found
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