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A guide to Milwaukee's commercial industries, 1882

Commercial Industries of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: a book of general information, containing the statistics of the grain, mercantile and manufacturing interest of the city, together with a review of the principal industries


By the second half of the nineteenth century, Milwaukee was becoming a center of manufacturing and trade for a variety of industries. This guide, produced in 1882, provides an overview of the city's industry and potential for future economic growth, both for entrepreneurs and for new settlers. Particular attention is paid to the brewing industry, though the booklet also details sales for other commercial industries such as printing, machinery, and lumber milling.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: New Era Publishing
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis: New Era Publishing Co., 1882. (Riverside Print Co.) (Pamphlet 57-2320)
Citation: "Commercial industries of the city of Milwaukee,Wisconsin: a book of general information, containing the statistics of the grain, mercantile and manufacturing interest of the city, together with a review of the principal industries." (Milwaukee, Wis: New Era Publishing Co., 1882). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1107 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1107; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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