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Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby "Documents: Recollections of life in early Wisconsin"


Recollections of Life in Early Wisconsin, part 2: Author A.W. Kellogg (1829-1923) continues the story of his boyhood in Milwaukee with details on winter pastimes in the early 1840s, including how the Christmas holiday was observed. He provides many short anecdotes, such as watering down whiskey in taverns, slaves brought into Milwaukee, joining a secret temperance brotherhood, the Leahy riot of 1851 that attempted to suppress a Catholic speech, and the Milwaukee cholera epidemic of 1851. He recounts in detail a riot between advocates and opponents of the 1846 constitution, a long steamboat trip and vacation in eastern cities in 1849, and includes much on Methodist church affairs. (21 pages)

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Citation: Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby "Documents: Recollections of life in early Wisconsin" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 08 /Issue: 1 (1924-1925)

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