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A historian and old settler describes Milwaukee's origins, 1873.

Recollections of the settlement of Milwaukee


James Smith Buck settled in Milwaukee in 1836 where he worked as a builder and contractor, helping to erect many of the first buildings erected in Milwaukee. In this 1873 reminiscence, he describes life in early Milwaukee and his recollections of other settlers. Note: this 24-page manuscript has not yet been transcribed.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Buck, James Smith, 1812-1892.
Pub Data: Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC 2513)
Citation: Buck, James Smith. Reminiscences, 1873. Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC 2513); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=72; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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