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WISCONSIN LORE by
Robert E. Gard & L.G. Sorden
Duell, Sloan, & Pearce: NY (1962).
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||Folk Lore |
|| Named from Altdorf in Canton Uri, Switzerland. WoodCo |
||From pioneer settlers. WoodCo|
||From J. W. Babcock. WoodCo
||Indian meaning den of skunk|
||Original name of Wisconsin Rapids, near the grand rapids of the Wisconsin River.
Indian name was 'Ajawagum', meaning, "on the other side, or across a river". WoodCo|
||Named from a Greek battlefield. |
||Names for J. J. Marsh of New York who own most of the town. WoodCo|
||Original name was Mill Creek, later changed. WoodCo|
||'Running water', Rapids appear here in the Wisconsin River. WoodCo|
||Names after the Pitts family, first settlers in the locality. WoodCo |
||Named as a result of a mistake by early settlers. Indians knew Waupun as
'Waubun' meaning, "the early day". James Doty, then delegate in
Congress, named it Waupun. WoodCo |
||In Chippewa, it is 'Wassa' for "far, faraway". MarathonCo |
|| Consolidation of Grand Rapids and Centralia in 1900. WoodCo |
||Named in honor of Joseph Wood, Assemblyman from Grand Rapids, WI |
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