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Diary, 1838-1839

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Plumbe, John, 1809-1857
Diary, 1838-1839
[unpublished]

Diary kept by Plumbe, the owner and promoter of the boom town of Sinipee, Wis., on the Mississippi River. Detailed entries describe the platting and settlement of Sinipee, the writing and publication of his promotional book "Sketches of Iowa and Wisconsin," and his efforts to secure wagon roads and railroad connections to Milwaukee, Racine, and Chicago. Some entries touch an lumber rafting, lead shipments, and steamboat traffic, and there are references to Byron Kilbourn, James D. Doty, William R. Smith, and others interested in the development of southwestern Wisconsin and Dubuque, Iowa.

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Diary of John Plumbe, Jr. [Oct. 17, 1838 - July 5, 1839]


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