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Descriptions of Wisconsin disasters and catastrophes, 1848-1948

The Wisconsin Centennial Story of Disasters and Other Unfortunate Events, 1848-1948.


Although not itself a primary source, this little book contains a wealth of detail about events that continue to fascinate large numbers of readers. It called itself "a summary of selected events unusual in character, costly in human life or causing substantial economic loss" and was prepared as part of the state's centennial celebrations in 1948. It describes dozens of fires, floods, tornadoes, epidemics, explosions, shipwrecks, and similar catastrophes that occurred in Wisconsin before 1948.

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Great Lakes Steamships and Canals
Development of the Railroads
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World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Morton, W. E. et. al.
Pub Data: Wisconsin State Centennial Committee, 1948.
Citation: Morton, W. E. et. al. The Wisconsin Centennial Story of Disasters and Other Unfortunate Events, 1848-1948. (Wisconsin State Centennial Committee, 1948). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1675; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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