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Whitbeck, R. H., 1871-1939 (Ray Hughes) / The geography and economic development of southeastern Wisconsin

Whitbeck, R. H.
Preface,   pp. [ix]-[x] PDF (416.7 KB)

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This bulletin is the third of a series dealing with the eco-
nomic geography of Wisconsin. The first of the series, Bul-
letin XXVI, deals with the Geography and Industries of the
state as a whole. It was issued in 1913 and is now out of print.
Bulletin XLII (1915) is devoted to the Geography of the Fox-
Winnebago Valley. The present bulletin discusses (1) the
physical and climatic features of the extreme southeastern
portion of the state, comprising five counties, Milwaukee, Wau-
kesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth; (2) the economic de-
velopment of these counties from the time of their settlement
to the present. This bulletin, like the earlier ones in the series,
is designed for use in the schools, and for the general reader
who may be interested.
The writer has gone somewhat into detail in discussing the
industrial and commercial development of the larger cities or
the region for the reason that the schools of these cities desire
this information in their teaching of local geography and his-
The writer wishes to acknowledge the many courtesies which
he received from manufacturers, city and county officials, sec-
retaries of chambers of commerce, librarians, and many others
who assisted him in gaining the information or photographs
which he sought. Special mention is due the staff of the refer-
ence division of the Milwaukee Public Library and its official
Every effort to secure accuracy has been made, and so far
as possible original and official sources of information have
been used, but such sources were not alwat 4o be had. The
writer cannot hope that complete accuracy has been achieved
but he has endeavored to approach it as nearly as he could.
Madison, March 1, 1921.

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