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Iron Ridge Mines
The History of the Neda Mine Hibernaculum, Neda, Wisconsin
"When Iron was King in Dodge County, Wis." by George Frederick
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"The History of Wisconsin, The Civil War Era, 1848-1873" by Richard N. Current
By 1860, Milwaukee accounted for more than half of Wisconsin's ironwork.
What is the purpose of a smelter in iron mining?
Once iron was mined, what did the ironwork shops in Wisconsin make with the material?
Besides Dodge County, in what other areas of Wisconsin was iron mined?
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