Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Buffalo City [brief history]
Definition: Buffalo City is located 48 miles north of La Crosse on the Mississippi River in Buffalo County. The oldest incorporated city in Buffalo County, Buffalo City was also reputedly the smallest city in the United States when it was chartered in 1859.
Frederick Pfeffer and J.P. Moessinger led the Colonization Society of Cincinnati to Buffalo City in 1856. Two year later, in 1858, they built the first sawmill, general store, and brewery.
The construction of a ferry across the Mississippi connecting Buffalo City to Mt. Vernon, Minnesota, made it easier for immigrants to settle in the area. The Sioux, Ho-Chunk, and Ojibwe Indians who had lived in the area for centuries, were soon displaced by German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants.
With its location on the Mississippi River, Buffalo City's first major industry was lumber. Lumber was sent down the river until railroads came to the area in the 1880s. Grain was another major product until insects and soil erosion ruined the crops. As a result, milk and cheese came to replace grain in the 1880s. Agriculture remains the primary industry in the area.
[Source: WHS Library-Archives staff, 2009]
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Babcock, Stephen Moulton 1843 - 1931
Blanchard, Alvin 1830 - 1910
Buffalo City [brief history]
cheese in Wisconsin
cheesemaking in Wisconsin
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Cook, Samuel Andrew 1849 - 1918
Cottage Inn, Lafayette Co.
Crandon [brief history]
curd separation (dairy)
dairy industry in Wisconsin
Denmark (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Favill, Stephen 1823 - 1906
Galli, G. Fred 1902
Hart, Edwin Bret 1874 - 1953
Hastings, Edwin George 1872 - 1953
Hazen, Chester 1824 - 1900
Hinz, Emil A. 1889
Hutter, William Herman 1875 - 1951
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Karlen, Jacob 1840 - 1920
Krumrey, Henry 1852 - 1922
Mccanna, Charles B. 1851 - 1913
Mireau, George 1888
Monroe [brief history]
New Glarus (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Oak Creek [brief history]
Odell, Emery Alvin 1871 - 1953
Quarry, Manitowoc Co.
Racine [brief history]
Riehle, Ben A. 1897
Russell, Harry Luman 1866 - 1954
Saint Francis [brief history]
Simmons, Zalmon Gilbert 1828 - 1910
Smith, Hiram 1817 - 1890
The Home of Colby Cheese (Historic Marker Erected
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Watertown [brief history]
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association
Wisconsin's Dairy Industry (Historic Marker Erecte