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Wisconsin Rapids

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin Rapids, city (1990 pop. 18,245), seat of Wood co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin River; inc. 1869. Paper, heating equipment, and steel castings are produced. Dairy farms, agriculture...

Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin, river, c.430 mi (690 km) long, rising in the lake district, NE Wis., and flowing generally SW across central Wis. to the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. At Portage it is con...

Wisconsin Overview

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn [key], upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by th...

town

(Encyclopedia) town, in the United States. In the New England states the town is the basic unit of local government . The New England town government's unique feature is the town meeting, much praised a...

Dells of the Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Dells of the Wisconsin,   The Dells, or The Wisconsin Dells, scenic part of the Wisconsin River, central Wis., NW of Portage. The river has cut a deep gorge through 8 mi (12.9 km) ...

Towns with Women's Names

Girls Across America by Holly Hartman From Tracy, California, to Chelsea, Vermont, the map of the United States is dotted with girls' names. Here are a few. Allison, …

Hanse towns

(Encyclopedia) Hanse towns: see Hanseatic League .

ghost town

(Encyclopedia) ghost town, term for any once flourishing American community that has been abandoned, generally for economic reasons. While most of the towns have little or no population, they often contain ol...

Simon's Town

(Encyclopedia) Simon's Town or Simonstown sī´mənztoun [key], town, now part of City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality, Western Cape prov., SW South Africa, on False Bay, an arm of the Atlantic...