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A little bit of Italy in Vernon County

Village of Genoa picturesque town in which first settlers were natives of Italian Alps


Genoa, Wisconsin, was settled by Italian immigrants in the 1850s, who were first drawn to the U.S. by the lead mines near Galena and then to the farmlands of Vernon County. Until the 1920s, the town had remained an Italian American ethnic enclave. This article discusses the history and development of Genoa.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
19th-Century Immigration
20th-Century Immigration
Creator: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Pub Data: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press. 20 July 1930.
Citation: "Village of Genoa picturesque town in which first settlers were natives of Italian Alps." La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press. (20 July 1930); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1360; Visited on: 4/25/2014
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