Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Milwaukee County Historical Society


Read More About It

"Old Settler's Club of Milwaukee County"

"History of Milwaukee, City and County" by William George Bruce

"Trading Post to Metropolis: Milwaukee County's First 150 Years" by Milwaukee County Historical Society

"Memoirs of Milwaukee County: From the Earliest Times to the Present" edited by Jerome Watrous


Vocabulary:

organized


Interesting Fact:

Milwaukee County is Wisconsin's most populated county with the 2000 census recording 940,164 people living there.


Study Questions:

  • When was your county organized
  • Who or what is your county named after?
  • Who were the leaders of Milwaukee County in 1834?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Milwaukee County:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 6:

    1901: President William McKinley is shot and dies eight days later.
    1909: Explorer Robert Peary reaches the north pole.



  • September 6

    September 6, 1834: Milwaukee County was organized and named after the Indian name of the river that flowed through the county.


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