Little Chicago, Wisconsin

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Little Chicago, Wisconsin
community
Little Chicago, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Little Chicago, Wisconsin
Little Chicago, Wisconsin
Little Chicago, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Little Chicago, Wisconsin
Little Chicago, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°02′50″N 89°50′39″W / 45.04722°N 89.84417°W / 45.04722; -89.84417
CountryU.S.A.
stateWisconsin
ZIP code
54448

Little Chicago is an unincorporated residential and agricultural community on Marathon County Highway A in located along the border of the towns of Hamburg and Berlin, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] [2] [3]

History

The community was originally named Ziegler. [4] [5] In 1898, Ziegler had 60 people, a planing mill and a saw mill, one cheese factory; one hardware and one shoe store, and a Lutheran church. The United States Post Office delivered mail three times a week. [4] In 1909, Ziegler had a post office. [6]

The community reportedly got the name Little Chicago during the Prohibition era in the early 20th century, when a local tavern was dispensing illegal alcoholic beverages. [7]

Notable people

Media

Little Chicago was the setting of Adam Rapp's novel " Little Chicago".[ citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Little Chicago, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/marathon/little-chicago.cfm
  3. ^ "Township 30 North. Range 5 East" (Map). Plat Book of Marathon County, Wisconsin. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Northwestern Publishing Co. 1901.
  4. ^ a b Lura J. Turner, Joseph M. Turner, Paul S. Reinsch: L.J. Turner and J.M. Turner (1898). Turner's Hand Book and Gazetter of Wisconsin. Burlington, Wisconsin. p. 266.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link)
  5. ^ Marchetti, Louis (1913). History of Marathon County, Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, part 2. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
  6. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1909,' pg. 630
  7. ^ http://www.pchswi.org/archives/communities/smallcomms.html#litc
  8. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of Robert Plisch, pg. 684

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Latitude and Longitude:

45°02′50″N 89°50′39″W / 45.04722°N 89.84417°W / 45.04722; -89.84417