Beaver Dam: 1841-1941, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

Beaver Dam: 1841-1941, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)


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In the fall of 1840, Thomas Mackie and his son-in-law discovered rich soil and abundant timber on land along a stream south of Fox Lake. They soon settled there with their families and named the fledgling town after the industrious animal at work just steps away from their log cabins. This collection of vintage images highlights Beaver Dam's history from 1841 to 1941, as Beaver Dam evolved along the stream, drawing industrialists who built their mills on its banks and tourists who traveled aboard the Rambler excursion steam ship on the man-made lake. With a successful dairy industry and renowned iron works, Beaver Dam prospered and grew into a city united by work, faith, education, and play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738531649
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,182,852
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Roger Noll is president of the Dodge County Historical Society, which celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2003. Noll has also produced a video documentary on the town's history, The History of Beaver Dam: The First 100 Years.

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