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Two Rivers is the home of the ice cream sundae.

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  • 1854 - Two Rivers
    Two Rivers, a post-village in Manitoowoc co., Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Michigan, 16 miles E. by N. from Manitoowoc. This place has a large trade in lumber, fish, and leather. Population, 927.
    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.
  • 1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
    1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first started appearing in soda fountains during the 1880's. It was invented because ice cream sodas weren't allowed to be sold on Sundays; the ice cream sundae was a way to circumvent that restriction.

    The Old Farmer's Almanac
  • 1906
    Two Rivers, a banking city of Manitowoc co., Wis., on Lake Michigan and on the Northwestern Line, 7 miles NE. of Manitowoc. Two small rivers here enter the lake. It has manufactures of chairs, furniture, wood-type, aluminium goods, etc., and canning- and brewing-industries. Pop. in 1900, 3784.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • 1935 - The Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers produced the first automatic clothes dryer. resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html

  • 2023 - Two Rivers has something to offer for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Two Rivers, Wisconsin:
    Rogers Street Fishing Village and Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum: Explore Two Rivers' maritime heritage at this fascinating museum. You can step aboard historic ships, view artifacts, and learn about the city's role in maritime history. The museum also houses the Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum, which tells the story of the United States Coast Guard on the Great Lakes.

    Neshotah Beach: Two Rivers boasts one of the best beaches along Lake Michigan. Neshotah Beach is a great place to relax, swim, play beach volleyball, or have a picnic. The sunsets here are particularly stunning, so don't forget your camera.

    Point Beach State Forest: Located just a short drive south of Two Rivers, Point Beach State Forest is a nature lover's paradise. You can hike the miles of trails, enjoy a day at the beach, or even camp in this beautiful natural area. The Rawley Point Trail is a must for birdwatchers, as it's home to numerous bird species.

    Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve: This...

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male ancestorLouis SENNEVILLE (22 February 1807, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) - 7 July 1884, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
female ancestorIsabelle Élisabeth CAYA (11 June 1815, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) - 5 January 1888, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorPierre "Peter" Treffle SANVILLE (15 November 1835, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada - 29 July 1905, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorFrederick SANVILLE (18 February 1839, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada - 13 October 1883, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
female ancestorEllen O'NEIL (1840, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 1879, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorAbel SANVILLE (17 October 1853, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA - 29 June 1930, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorLouis LYONS (14 May 1861, Fond du Lac Fond du Lac County Wisconsin, USA - 21 April 1930, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorJoseph CAYA (1862, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA - , )
male ancestorAnthony CAYA (13 August 1863, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, USA - , )
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