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Life in the lead region, 1823-1824

Early history of the Lead Region of Wisconsin


In this 25-page memoir, one of the earliest Wisconsin lead miners recounts his life in the Lead Region in the early 1820's. Meeker arrived in 1823 and brought his family the next year. He here describes how lead was discovered, smelted and traded, as well as relating several stories about his interactions with Ho-Chunk, Sauk and Fox Indians.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin
Creator: Meeker, Moses, 1790-1865.
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. VI (Madison, 1872): 271-296.
Citation: Meeker, Moses, 1790-1865. "Early history of the Lead Region of Wisconsin." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. VI (Madison, 1872): 271-296. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=895; Visited on: 4/19/2014
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