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McManus, James H. "A forgotten trail"


A Forgotten Trail: In 1842, Reverend Alfred Brunson and some copper miners made the first overland wagon trip from southern Wisconsin to the shores of Lake Superior. At the time, the customary route north was by water, but the trip was long and hazardous so Brunson and the miners sought a new route. Brunson gave only a brief sketch of the journey in his book, Western Pioneers, which this article attempts to flesh out. (13 pages)

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Citation: McManus, James H. "A forgotten trail" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 03 /Issue: 2 (1919-1920)

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