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History of Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Racine is home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal.

Racine was also historically home to the Horlicks malt factory, where malted milk balls were first developed, and the Western Publishing factory where Little Golden Books were printed.

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  • 1854 - Racine
    Racine, a city of Wisconsin, and capital of Racine county, is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of Root river, 25 miles S. by...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870

  • 1871 - Dr. John Carhart, a Methodist minister and physician from Racine, designed and built the first steam-powered automobile. It had wagon wheels and a two-cylinder steam engine.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html

  • News 1872 - Returned Interest
    Seven years ago, a man living near Racine, Wis., lost a pocket-book, containing $70 in cash. The other day he received by mail the interest on the...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - STORM AT RACINE. HAIL DOES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE IN THE BELLE CITY
    Racine, Wis., Sept. 23. - A heavy hail storm prevailed here yesterday afternoon. Little damage was done, as there was no wind at the time. Some of...Read MORE...


  • 1887 - Racine food manufacturer William Horlick invented malted milk. The Horlick Malted Milk Company, started in 1875, was a pioneer in dried milk production.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html

  • 1895 - Racine
    Racine, a city of Wisconsin, and county seat of Racine co., is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of Root River, 25 miles S. by...Read MORE...


  • February 20, 1898 - Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine received thirty inches.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    No More Darning
    Racine Feet, 10 Cents
    Racine Knitting Co., Racine, Wis.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898
    Advertisement
  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    For Christmas Nothing More Appropriate Than Our Brilliant Cut Glass
    S.C. Johnson Manufacturer, Racine Junction, Wis.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    December 1898
    Advertisement
  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Columbia Corners, Racine, Wis.
    Postcard
  • News 1904 - FIRE IMPERILS INSANE. ASYLUM AT RACINE DESTROYED, AND INMATES DRIVEN OUT IN ZERO WEATHER.
    Special to The New York Times.
    Racine, Wis., Feb. 19. - One hundred and twenty insane men and women from the county hospital are being brought into...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Racine, a city and the county scat of Racine co., Wis., is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Root River, 23 miles S. by...Read MORE...


  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Harbor Scene, Racine, Wis.
    Postcard
  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Cook Ely
    Photographic Artist
    Racine, Wisconsin
    Advertisement
  • 1916 - City of Racine
    Racine, the seat of justice of Racine County and the second largest city in the State of Wisconsin, is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, in the...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - ARTIST LOSES BRIDE IN STORM ON LAKE. Former Anna Mitchell, Painter, of this City, Washed from Motor Boat Off Racine.
    CHAINED TO CENTREBOARD

    Husband, Whose First Wife Way Elizabeth Flynn, Sought Thus to Save Her.

    Special to the New York Times.

    CHICAGO, Sept. ...Read MORE...


  • Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Lake Michigan from Top of Court House, Racine, Wisconsin
    Postcard
  • 1936 - June 18 - 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI

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Racine, Wisconsin, USA
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No More Darning
Racine Feet, 10 Cents
Racine Knitting Co., Racine, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Advertisement

Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Pinterest
For Christmas Nothing More Appropriate Than Our Brilliant Cut Glass
S.C. Johnson Manufacturer, Racine Junction, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Advertisement



Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Pinterest
Columbia Corners, Racine, Wis.
Postcard

Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Pinterest
Harbor Scene, Racine, Wis.
Postcard

Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Pinterest
Cook Ely
Photographic Artist
Racine, Wisconsin
Advertisement

Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Pinterest
Lake Michigan from Top of Court House, Racine, Wisconsin
Postcard
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History and News of Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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  • 1854 - Racine
    Racine, a city of Wisconsin, and capital of Racine county, is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of Root river, 25 miles S. by... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870
  • 1871 - Dr. John Carhart, a Methodist minister and physician from Racine, designed and built the first steam-powered automobile. It had wagon wheels and a two-cylinder steam engine.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html
  • News  1872 - Returned Interest
    Seven years ago, a man living near Racine, Wis., lost a pocket-book, containing $70 in cash. The other day he received by mail the interest on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - STORM AT RACINE. HAIL DOES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE IN THE BELLE CITY
    Racine, Wis., Sept. 23. - A heavy hail storm prevailed here yesterday afternoon. Little damage was done, as there was no wind at the time. Some of... Read MORE...

  • 1887 - Racine food manufacturer William Horlick invented malted milk. The Horlick Malted Milk Company, started in 1875, was a pioneer in dried milk production.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html
  • 1895 - Racine
    Racine, a city of Wisconsin, and county seat of Racine co., is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of Root River, 25 miles S. by... Read MORE...

  • February 20, 1898 - Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine received thirty inches.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1904 - FIRE IMPERILS INSANE. ASYLUM AT RACINE DESTROYED, AND INMATES DRIVEN OUT IN ZERO WEATHER.
    Special to The New York Times.
    Racine, Wis., Feb. 19. - One hundred and twenty insane men and women from the county hospital are being brought into... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Racine, a city and the county scat of Racine co., Wis., is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Root River, 23 miles S. by... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - City of Racine
    Racine, the seat of justice of Racine County and the second largest city in the State of Wisconsin, is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, in the... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - ARTIST LOSES BRIDE IN STORM ON LAKE. Former Anna Mitchell, Painter, of this City, Washed from Motor Boat Off Racine.
    CHAINED TO CENTREBOARD

    Husband, Whose First Wife Way Elizabeth Flynn, Sought Thus to Save Her.

    Special to the New York Times.

    CHICAGO, Sept. ... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - June 18 - 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI

    historyorb.com

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