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An illustrated guide for tourists to Wisconsin Dells, 1875
The Dells of the Wisconsin : an illustrated handbook, embracing the prose, romance and poetry of this wonderful region ....
Frank O. Wisner was the editor and publisher of the weekly newspaper Wisconsin Mirror, based in Kilbourn City (today's Wisconsin Dells). Founded in 1856, Wisner used his paper to direct "public attention to the natural attractions and advantages of Kilbourn as a place of fashionable resort and summer sojourn." Wisner put together this guide to the city in 1875 full of colorful ads and descriptions of the area along with a photo from local photographer H.H. Bennett.
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|Creator:||Wisner, Frank O.|
|Pub Data:||Kilbourn City, Wis. : F.O. Wisner, 1875. (pamphlet 57-2215)|
|Citation:||Wisner, Frank O. The Dells of the Wisconsin : an illustrated handbook, embracing the prose, romance and poetry of this wonderful region. (Kilbourn City, Wis. : F.O. Wisner, 1875); Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1616; Visited on: 10/19/2014|