Land Grabs and Frontier Justice Walworth County Style

09/16/2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Burlington Public Library
166 E. Jefferson St.
Burlington, WI 53105

How did early settlers in southeast Wisconsin "own" land before they could buy it? Take a detailed look at an amazing Walworth County struggle in 1836--years before the Land Office in Milwaukee started selling Government land at $1.25 per acre in 1839. It's about water power, mills and dams and before the conflict is resolved, we will find the Racine County Sheriff involved, touch on a temperance society, and learn about a claim jumper in Burlington! See what kind of legal trouble people got in and out of in the Wisconsin Territory...before courts and judges were readily justice!

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Burlington Public Library