Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Early History

Clip: Special | 11m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

The draining of Glacial Lake Wisconsin set the stage for Juneau County’s history. The Menominee and Ho Chunk considered it part of their homeland. European immigrants took advantage of fertile soils in the south, and pine lands to the north. Railroads accelerated the arrival of settlers, who took advantage of a varied landscape to harvest specialty crops like wiregrass, cranberries, and hops.

Aired: 04/17/14

Rating: TV-G

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