Lost Manitowoc County

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Originally a part of Brown County, Manitowoc separated and officially became a county of its own in 1836. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Manitowoc County was a agricultural community built on dairy farming and planting corn and wheat as well as lumbering. European immigrants helped the county develop, and pioneers such as Jacob Grimm, Jacob Conroe, Ira Clark, and Judge George Reed took a chance and moved to Manitowoc to start a new life. Today, the county is made up of small villages and ghost towns. Communities such as Grimms, Osman, School Hill, Cato, and others that were once busy with activity were “lost” with time as travel became easier and larger cities had more to offer.
ISBN: 9781467106016
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 155
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lost Manitowoc County is the second book written by Ed Prigge for Arcadia Publishing. Prigge is a lifelong resident of the county and grew up in Grimms. He has had a passion for local history his entire life. The images contained in this book are courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library and the Manitowoc County Historical Society.
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