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"The First in the Wilderness" by David Sievert Lavender
From 1829 to 1831, the American Fur Company handled, on average, 708,000 furs each year.
What were the conditions that caused the American Fur Company to declare bankruptcy?
What was the primary fur trapped in Wisconsin?
Why did the fur trading industry eventually die out in Wisconsin?
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