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"New Glarus' First 100 Years" by Mirian Barbara Theiler
"New Glarus 1845-1970: The Making of a Swiss Town" edited by Leo Schelbert
"Diary of One of the Origianl Colonists of New Glarus, 1845" by Mathias Duerst
"The Planting of the Swiss Colony at New Glarus, Wis." by John Luchsinger
The colonists had an arduous journey with the last leg being on a riverboat from St. Louis to Galena, Illinois, and then on foot for the last 60 miles.
How many Swiss immigrated to Wisconsin during the 19th century?
Why was the community named New Glarus?
Find New Glarus on a map. Describe the topography in the New Glarus area.
1812: Detroit is taken by the British and Indian forces during the War of 1812.
1977: Music legend Elvis Presley dies.
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