Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Antigo [brief history]
Definition: Antigo is located in northeast Wisconsin and is the County Seat of Langlade County. Founded in 1878 by Civil War veterans Francis Deleglise and George Eckart, Antigo witnessed substantial growth throughout the mid-to-late 19th century due to the burgeoning lumber industry in the region.
Besides lumber, Antigo also boasted rich soils helping to generate a prosperous farming community. Antigo became a hub of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad around the turn of the 20th century, serving as an important transport point.
With the decline of the timber industry, farmers increasingly turned to dairying. Under the direction of agricultural agent E.G. Swovadam, several organizations were established that helped Antigo become Wisconsin’s leading producer of Italian cheese.
Incorporated in 1885, Antigo is currently home to a population in excess of 8,560 and is commonly referred to as “The Gateway to Wisconsin’s Northwoods.”
[Source: WHS Library-Archives staff, 2009]
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Antigo [brief history]
Babcock, Stephen Moulton 1843 - 1931
Blanchard, Alvin 1830 - 1910
Buffalo City [brief history]
cheese in Wisconsin
cheesemaking in Wisconsin
Cheeseville, Washington Co.
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