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Wisconsin City

Wisconsin City
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Title: Wisconsin City
Description: This is a cadastral map and shows proposed lot and block numbers for a paper city on the banks of the Rock River. Also shown are two public squares and some lots marked in black.

Image ID: 106718
1836 ca.
City, State: Wisconsin
Map Collection
Genre: Map or Atlas
"Paper cities" were communities proposed by land owners and developers who hoped to lure settlers to a specific site. They were laid out on paper to entice investors before they were actually constructed on the ground. Most were never built.
Subjects: Cities and towns

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Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

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