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The Great Migration|
Mineral Point History
"The Hard-Rock Men: Cornish Immigrants and the North American Mining Frontier" by John Rowe
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"Pendarvis, Trelawny and Polperro: Shake Rag's Cornish Houses" by Robert Neal
"Laxey in the New World" by Laxey Committee
"Mineral Point, A History" by George Fiedler
A popular food item still found in Mineral Point restaurants is the Cornish pasties, a meat pie that was popular with the original Cornish miners.
Why did the Cornish settle around Mineral Point?
What influence did the Cornish have on Mineral Point?
How did Mineral Point get its name?
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Wisconsin Historical Society
Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about immigration to Wisconsin:
1789: President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, move into the Franklin House, the first executive mansion, in New York City.
U.S. historical events that occurred on April 23: