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Koch, Melchior "The Sugar River Valley"


The Sugar River Valley: In this excerpt from a longer memoir, Melchior Koch (dates unknown) recounts his childhood near Riley and Klevenville in western Dane County. He gives warm descriptions of the characters from the area, who came from a variety of national and religious backgrounds yet formed a single community. The article provides a slice-of-life view of rural Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century. (6 pages)

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Citation: Koch, Melchior "The Sugar River Valley" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 40 /Issue: 3 (1956-1957)

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