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Volume Listing > Volume 04 > Historic spots in Wisconsin

Titus, William A., 1868-1951 "Historic spots in Wisconsin"

Historic Spots in Wisconsin: Meeme, A Frontier Settlement That Developed Strong Men: This article describes the tiny Manitowoc Co. village whose name is derived from the Ojibwe word for passenger pigeons; it includes a description of hunting the birds in a well-known roosting place. It then describes the town's founding in 1847 by Irish Catholic immigrants who placed a great value on education, and quickly constructed a school and hired teachers. It provides detail on the various teachers at Meeme and the disproportionate number of judges, attorneys, doctors, teachers and civil servants who emerged from the tiny town to become successful professionals around the state. (6 pages)

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Citation: Titus, William A., 1868-1951 "Historic spots in Wisconsin" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 04 /Issue: 3 (1920-1921)

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