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History of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

"Green Bay, a city, capital of Brown co., Wis., is situated at the head or S.W. extremity of Green Bay, and on the right bank of Fox River, at its mouth, 65 miles N.N.E. of Fond du Lac, and 113 miles N. of Milwaukee. It is on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and the Milwaukee & Northern Railroad, and is the E. terminus of the Green Bay & Minnesota Railroad, which extends to Winona, 215 miles distant. It has a good harbor and great facilities for trade and navigation. Three bridges across Fox River connect this city with the city of Fort Howard. Green Bay contains 13 churches, a court-house, a high school, 2 national banks, a Catholic academy, a convent, and many elegant residences. A daily and 3 weekly newspapers are published here. It is the see of a Roman Catholic bishop. Large quantities of lumber are procured in Brown co. and exported from this city, which has iron-works and several saw-mills and factories. Pop. in 1860, 2275; in 1870, 4666; in 1880, 7464; in 1890, 9069."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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  • 1634 - Trading Post Established
    Jean Nicolet was commissioned by New France’s founder, Samuel de Champlain to form a peaceful alliance with Indians whose unrest was interfering with ...Read MORE...


  • News 1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.
    ALBANY, Monday, Nov. 7.

    The town of Green Bay, Wis., was visited by a destructive fire on Monday night, which consumed some thirty buildings,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Green Bay
    Green Bat, a thriving post-borough, capital of Brown county, Wisconsin, is situated on the right bank of the Neenah or Fox river, at its mouth, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - THE USUAL RESULT. Green Bay Young Man Injured While Alighting from a Train.
    Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 9. - [Special.] - David Anderson and two companions jumped from a slowly moving Chicago & North-Western train Saturday night....Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Green Bay
    Green Bay, a city, capital of Brown co., Wis., is situated at the head or S.W. extremity of Green Bay, and on the right bank of Fox River, at its...Read MORE...


  • Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    C. & N. W. R. R. Bridge, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    St. John's Church, Green Bay, Wis.
  • News 1909 - Diamond Lumber Co.'s Plant Burned.
    GREEN BAY, Wis., July 7. - The plant of the Diamond Lumber Company, at Green Bay, was destroyed by fire early to-day. The loss is estimated at...Read MORE...


  • Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    Wilner Building
  • 1916
    Greenbay, a city, port of delivery, and capital of Brown oo., Wis., is situated at the head or SW. extremity of Green Bay, and on the right bank of...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - August 11 - Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

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  • 1953 - March 17 - WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1634 - Trading Post Established
    Jean Nicolet was commissioned by New France’s founder, Samuel de Champlain to form a peaceful alliance with Indians whose unrest was interfering with ... Read MORE...

  • News  1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.
    ALBANY, Monday, Nov. 7.

    The town of Green Bay, Wis., was visited by a destructive fire on Monday night, which consumed some thirty buildings,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Green Bay
    Green Bat, a thriving post-borough, capital of Brown county, Wisconsin, is situated on the right bank of the Neenah or Fox river, at its mouth, and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Green Bay
    Green Bay, a city, capital of Brown co., Wis., is situated at the head or S.W. extremity of Green Bay, and on the right bank of Fox River, at its... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - THE USUAL RESULT. Green Bay Young Man Injured While Alighting from a Train.
    Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 9. - [Special.] - David Anderson and two companions jumped from a slowly moving Chicago & North-Western train Saturday night.... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - Diamond Lumber Co.'s Plant Burned.
    GREEN BAY, Wis., July 7. - The plant of the Diamond Lumber Company, at Green Bay, was destroyed by fire early to-day. The loss is estimated at... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Greenbay, a city, port of delivery, and capital of Brown oo., Wis., is situated at the head or SW. extremity of Green Bay, and on the right bank of... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - August 11 - Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

    historyorb.com
  • 1953 - March 17 - WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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