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Volume Listing > Volume 04 > Historical fragments: Benjamin Hyde Edgerton: Wisconsin pioneer

"Historical fragments: Benjamin Hyde Edgerton: Wisconsin pioneer"


Benjamin Hyde Edgerton, Wisconsin Pioneer: This is a short biography of civil engineer Edgerton (1811-1886), who came to Green Bay in the early 1830s to work as a General Land Office surveyor. In the middle of that decade he moved to Milwaukee, lived in the home of Solomon Juneau (1793-1856), and laid out many streets and blocks in the city's downtown. Recruited by the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railway Co. in the early fifties, he helped build its line across the state, and then worked on many railroad routes across Wisconsin. The town of Edgerton, Rock co., is named for him. (4 pages)

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Citation: "Historical fragments: Benjamin Hyde Edgerton: Wisconsin pioneer" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 04 /Issue: 3 (1920-1921)

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