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Headlight, souvenir edition : Janesville, Wis. : Headlight, a journal of progress and development

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Headlight, souvenir edition : Janesville, Wis. : Headlight, a journal of progress and development
Chicago, Illinois: Headlight, 1896/05
34 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

The "Headlight Souvenir Edition: Janesville, Wis." was a special issue (volume 10, no. 4, May 1896) of the serial publication "Headlight : a Journal of Progress and Development." The "Headlight" was designed to attract new business and new residents to Janesville. It was "intended to set forth the advantages of Janesville, Wisconsin, as an industrial location, as a place of residence and various lines of effort" with a "pictorial part ... show[ing] a few of its many beauties." In an era when Janesville's population was 15,000, highlights include a brief history of the city, biographical capsules of the mayor, councilmen, and leading citizens, a summary of public schools and the Wisconsin School for the Blind, early newspapers, financial institutions, and a leading Wisconsin law firm of the time. Hotels, including the Myers House which was "one of the oldest and most widely known hotels in the Northwest," are featured. Manufacturing companies and other businesses are described, including those for corn planters, carriages, knitting and woolen mills, beverages, transportation, and farm machinery. Many photographs feature business interiors as well as exteriors. Janesville was also the center for the Wisconsin tobacco market with related industries. The "Headlight" also claims Janesville as "the commercial center of Southern Wisconsin" and typically describes the city's virtues.

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Contents

[Cover] Headlight: Janesville, Wis.: souvenir edition

[Title page] Headlight: a journal of progress and development, pp. [1]-2

Janesville, Wisconsin, pp. [3]-34 ff.

[Cover]


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