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"Wisconsin's Agricultural Heritage: The Grange 1871-1971" by LaVerne Marquart



Interesting Fact:

In just a few years, from 1871 to 1873, the Grange grew from a few dozen to nearly 300.

Study Questions:

  • What is the Wisconsin State Grange and what was their purpose?
  • What is the Patrons of Husbandry?
  • Does the Grange still exist today?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on October 23:

    1946: The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time in New York.
    1983: A truck bomb explodes in Beruit, Lebanon, killing 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.

  • October 23

    October 23, 1872: The Wisconsin State Grange held its first fully organized annual meeting at Portage.

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