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1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, an inventor and journalist, patented the first typewriter.

It wrote only in capital letters. On the first model, the types, each on a separate bar, struck upward against a sheet of paper and knocked the paper against an inked ribbon. The paper was held flat in a moving frame. The world's first typist was Lillian Sholes, his daughter. resources/ state-facts/ wisconsin.html 

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