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Whitbeck, R. H., 1871-1939 (Ray Hughes) / The geography and economic development of southeastern Wisconsin
(1921)

Chapter IX. Walworth County,   pp. 212-228 PDF (4.3 MB)


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2GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN
MAixuFACTuRES. Several modest efforts at building up
manufacturing have been made. In 1861 a pump factory was
established which turned out 5000 wooden pumps a year; later,
iron pumps and wind mills were made. Then followed a tack
factory which did not prove successful. In 1903, however, an
industry was started which has added greatly to the economic
life of the city; it was the Globe Knitting Mills. Later it be-
came the Bradley Knitting Company, and has grown into a
Fig. 89-Bradley Knitting Company's mill at Delavan.
large and important industry (Fig. 89). Its chief product is
woolen sweaters. In 1910 it was employing 100 persons.
During the War (1918) it employed 400 or more.
One of the eight milk condeilsaries of Walworth County is in
Delavan.
TABVz XLVI. The Population of Delavan
1880 .....              1,798 1900..                 2X4
1885 .1,730 1905,3
18902 .038 1910 .2,460
1895.2 938 1920 .3,016
LAKES. Near Delavan is Delavan Lake, second only to Lake
Geneva in attractiveness. It, too, is surrounded by beautiful
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