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PIONEER HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE
FROM THE FIRST AMERICAN SETTLEMENT IN 1833 TO 1841
By James S. Buck; Swain & Tate (1890)

INTRODUCTION

  AUTHOR'S GENERAL HISTORY 
 

CHAPTER 1 - 1833 AND 1834
Discovery of Wisconsin and Milwaukee by the early French missionaries, 1674 - Arrival of Gorrell, 1762; Vieux and Mirandeau, 1795 - Settlement of Juneau, 1818 - Morgan L. Martin's visit, 1833, makes first sketch ever made by an American - Arrival of Albert Fowler, November, 1833; G. H. Walker, Byron Kilbourn, Horace Chase, Deacon Samuel Brown and others, in 1834 - letter of M. L. Martin 

CHAPTER II - 1835
Doctor E. Chase's narrative - People begin to clock in - First Warehouse Built -Veiau's Hotel Built - Commencement of the Belle View - First Mills Built - First Election Held - D. Wells, Jr's. Letter - List of Names - Killing of Ellsworth Burnett - Amusing Incidents - Cat Soup, or Feeding the Hungry -Vieau's Trading Post - Close of 1835 

CHAPTER III - 1836
Opening of the year 1836 - Names of the men of 1836 - Location and buildings erected - How and by whom occupied - Claims where located - Roads and cemeteries - Surveys - Plats and sales - Memoriam 

CHAPTER IV - 1836
Milwaukee in a state of nature 

CHAPTER V - 1836
Formation of a territorial government - Appointment of state officers - Government organized - First caucus - Election of members of Council and assembly - spicy correspondence - Conventions - General Jones elected delegate - Railroad charters - The old Bellevue - The Exchange - The Old Court House - The first murderers

CHAPTER VI - 1836
Agriculture, samples of - Ferries - Rates established - Vessel arrivals - First vessel built - Opening of the straits in first arrivals from 1836 to 1871 - First newspaper established - Letters, etc. - Sketch of churches - John Pickle 

CHAPTER VII - 1836
Non-parallelism of streets - Changes in the Martian River, and the authors opinion of the purpose for which many of the tumuli were built - The pioneer women of Milwaukee 

CHAPTER VIII - 1837
Year opened with general gloom - Financial depression - Year compared with 1836 - Improvements - Claim organizations - organization of a village government - Arrival of Matthew Keenan - Trustees elected - General Crawford brings the Detroit - Kilbourn builds the Badger - Description of - Captain Hubbell - The Sentinel started - Judge Fraser opens court - Its results - Organization of agricultural medical societies - Conventions - Elections - Incidents - List of prizes - How the author spent the first winter 

CHAPTER IX - 1838
Its opening - Outlook - List of those who came - Improvements - Douseman builds his warehouse at the foot of E. Water St. - Election of trustees - Appointments by the Governor - Newspaper warfare -Convention at Prairie Village - It's amusing incidents - Election - Other conventions - Bill for uniting the two wards - Its results - Harrison Ludington arrives - Tax levy - Census - Removal of the Indians - Opening of Road to Madison by government - Lighthouse built -Eli Bates, keeper - Toads - Bull baiting - County expenses - Vessel list - Close of year - Biographical sketches of Joseph Shuney, Te-pa-kee-nee-nee (Alias Captain Morgan), O-not-sah, his son Kow-o-set, and Mrs. Solomon Juneau 

CHAPTER X - 1839
Improved appearance of the city at its opening - List of names - Bridge war inaugurated - Improvements - Settlers' meeting - Conventions - Opening of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, ceremony of - Arrival of Alexander Mitchell - Organization of the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company - Author goes to Jefferson - Life at Jefferson - Be hunting - Indians - Allen's leap - Author returns to Milwaukee - Dueling - Pioneer banking - Arrival of Germans - Vessel arrivals 

CHAPTER XI - 1840
Opening of - Names of those known to have come - First brick block erected - Other buildings - Trustees elected - Names of Canal officers - Political - Convention at Hart's Mill held in the interest of the canal company - Sweet joins Kilbourn - Convention at Prairie Village - Nominations - Election - That love feast - That bridge - Fire company organized - Census - Arrival of the C.C. Trowbridge, description of - That ordinance barbecue, description of - Peter Yate's leap - Immersing an Irishman - The shingle maker play Circus - Its results - Speeding an immigrant - Unequaled engineering - A free ride - The Old Settler's Club - Dueling - Closing remarks 

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CHAPTER XIII
Memorial sketches - The founders of Milwaukee and others 

APPENDIX
CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

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Wolf's Timeline of Milwaukee's History, pub. 1915
Timeline of all the "firsts"

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