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Interesting Fact:

By the 1860's, MIlwaukee was the world's leading wheat market and flour mill.

Study Questions:

  • What was the significance of sending wheat to Europe from Milwaukee?
  • How did farmers send their wheat to Milwaukee in 1856?
  • What was the wheat production in Wisconsin during the mid-1850's?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about wheat in Wisconsin:

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

    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 19:

    1848: The first woman's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

  • July 19

    July 19, 1856: The first direct shipment of wheat from Milwaukee to Europe took place.

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