Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Papermaking in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Heavy Industries

Kimberly-Clark history

The State of Wisconsin's Paper Industry


Read More About It

"Working with Water" by Bobbie Malone and Jefferson J. Gray

"Wisconsin, a history" by Robert Nesbit


Vocabulary:

pulp
rag paper


Interesting Fact:

The first paper made in Wisconsin was used to publish the Milwaukee Sentinel & Gazette.


Study Questions:

  • Why did Wisconsin become a center for the paper industry?
  • Where were the main areas of the paper industry located in Wisconsin?
  • How important is the paper industry in Wisconsin today?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin's paper industry:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 12:

    1972: The last U.S. combat ground troops left Vietnam.
    1994: Major League baseball players go on strike that results in the cancellation of the remainder of the season including the playoffs and the World Series.



  • August 12

    Historical Highlight

    1846: The first paper mill in Wisconsin, Ludington and Garland, began operating in 1846 in Milwaukee on the north side of the Menominee River.


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