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Term: Four Lakes, City of the

Definition:

a hypothetical city laid out on mid-19th century maps but never built. It was to have been located on the northwest shore of modern Lake Mendota, between Middleton and Westport  in Dane County, approximately where Governor Nelson State Park is now located. View more information on this 1839 "Map of the four lakes and their outlets into the Rock River."

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: "Map of the four lakes and their outlets into the Rock River" (Washington: 1839)]

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