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Raney, William Francis, 1890-1962 "Appleton"


Appleton: This heavily footnoted article concerns the founding of Appleton in the 1840s rather than the entire history of the Outagamie County city. It largely ignores the history of Native Americans and French residents (who called it Grand Chute) before that time, and focuses exclusively on early real estate transactions and speculators, the establishment of Lawrence University, and the naming of the town after members of a prominent Boston family. It also analyses the first settlers, early industries, and German immigrants by using census records and tax rolls dating from the 1850s. (17 pages)

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Citation: Raney, William Francis, 1890-1962 "Appleton" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 33 /Issue: 2 (1949-1950)

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