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Founded as a city in March 1870, Manitowoc was a thriving farming and port community with a diverse population of German, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian immigrants that grew into a manufacturing center on the Great Lakes and a picturesque home to generations of hardworking people. Vintage images highlight the people, businesses, and industries that make its fascinating and rich history. From pioneers and civic institutions, to the shops and factories that powered the local economy, to how everyday people worked and relaxed, Images of America: Manitowoc details over a century of memories and milestones through rarely seen archival photographs and a richly textured historical narrative.
ISBN: 9781467111478
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Manitowoc is the first book for the father-and-son team of Ed and Matthew Prigge. Both share a passion for local history and deep roots in Manitowoc. Ed is a lifelong resident of the area and currently serves as the president of the Manitowoc County Historical Society. Matthew grew up in Manitowoc and is currently a freelance author and historian in Milwaukee. The images contained within are from the collections of the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Manitowoc Public Library.
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