Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
The great Indian scare, pp. 5-12
The Great Indian Scare three...a squaw with a papoose i onep o covering "ra" who came crawling out of the brush nar Ceda cre s t uner t ather. The troops returned sheepishly t M Athr ti t which had come from Waukesha took advantage of the occasion to rif les and get uproariously drunk. Now the local press in Milwaukee began to get into the act. A.Ce Wheeler of the Sentinel wrote a features "The Battle of t C" which was a masterpiece of satire and so inf te Capt. Lhman, that he r ed into the Sentinel office and drubbed the autho with his sword scab- bard. Wheler, undaunted, continued his ridicule in ensui.. isues. Lebman started out for the newspaper office again but, n bei advs tht bricks had been piled up on top of the building, beat a mtary rtrat* Cedarburg was "burned" over and over in the reports* Now most ot Mequon had fled, toop except for a few who refused to be panickeds most of these being women. Little Mrs. Oscar Bublitzarmed heself with a can of pepper to throw into the eyes of the Indiana. Another wom mounted guard with a pitchfork. The Zimmerman family located a toy canon anc loaded it with powder and spikes. Out in Freistadt a harvest dinner was being servd when the word came, All hands lit out, leaving the food on the table which was thoroughly enjoyed by the pigs, who didn't give an oink oink! for the Indiana anyway. Terrified hordes swarmed through Brown Deer and what are now the north shore suburbs. One frenzied man drove his sweating team into Brown Deerg only to discover that he'd lost soething rather i ot , the rear end of his wagon with his family and fntiure: Roads were completely bottlenecked, Horses and wagons went bumping and rattling over the meadows. "As far as the eye could nee north and south,"
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