Wisconsin History Day By Day

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The Northwest Territory

Judge Doty's Court

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"James Duane Doty, Frontier Promoter" by Alice Smith



Interesting Fact:

When the Wisconsin Territory was being created, Doty wanted it to be called "Chippewa."

Study Questions:

  • How long was Wisconsin a part of the Michigan Territory?
  • What is Doty's background? When and where was he born? Where did he go to school? What was his occupation before 1823?
  • What is Doty best known for in the early days of the Wisconsin Territory?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 20:

    1852: "Uncle Tom's Cabin," written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, is first published.

  • March 20

    March 20, 1823: James D. Doty was named the first federal judge for the western Michigan Territory, which included present day Wisconsin.

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