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"Watertown, a post-township in the N. part of Jefferson co., Wisconsin. Pop., 1850."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.


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  • 1856 - In Watertown, German immigrants Margarethe Meyer Schurz and Carl Schurz opened the first kindergarten in the United States. Classes were conducted in German.
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  • 1906
    Watertown, a city of Jefferson and Dodge cos., Wis., on the Rock River and on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R. and the Northwestern Line, 44... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - WATERTOWN HAS AN $80,000 FIRE.
    Watertown, Wis., June 21. - Fire yesterday destroyed the main factory building of the G. B. Lewis company, manufacturers of beekeepers' supplies and... Read MORE...

  • 1912 - Watertown
    Probably but one third of the city of Watertown lies within the county of Dodge but it is of importance to make some mention of the place here, from... Read MORE...

  • News  1945 - BOX FACTORY AT WATERTOWN IS DESTROYED.
    Watertown, Wis. - (UP) - Firemen battled for five and one-half hours before extinguishing a fire which started early today and destroyed the IRA L.... Read MORE...

  • News  1950 - $50,000 FIRE HITS WATERTOWN MOVIE.
    Watertown, Wis. - (U.P.) - A fire which raged out of control for more than an hour ravaged the Savoy theater today, damaged offices above it and... Read MORE...

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