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Nestled in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, Burlington originally blossomed from industrial roots. The city was settled in 1836 by Easterners seeking waterpower for mills at the junction of the White and Fox Rivers. Over the years, the city has grown to attract a wide variety of business, tourism, and families. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Burlington area residents provided hiding places on the Underground Railroad under the leadership of abolitionist Dr. Edward G. Dyer. In the late 1800s, the nearby lakes began attracting summer visitors from Milwaukee and Chicago. Today, the city is home to a Nestle Co. chocolate plant and hosts an annual chocolate festival, earning it the name "Chocolate City."
ISBN: 9780738534275
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Burlington Historical Society was organized in 1928 as the first such group in Racine County and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Burlington's history. As vice president of the society, author Donald Vande Sand does extensive historical and genealogical research relating to Burlington and the surrounding areas. Co-author Dennis Tully is a member of the board of directors and is currently creating digital archives of the society's collections.
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