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Racine Remembers: The Welsh in Racine

People of Welsh ancestry have been a vital part of the Racine community since its earliest beginnings. In 1841, 67 immigrants from North Wales, led by Griffith Richards, a well-to-do farmer and merchant, settled on homesteads near Green Bay Road in Pike Grove. The 1850 census recorded almost 100 Welsh residents in Mount Pleasant and […]

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Surviving the Sinking of the Titanic

The Voyage The luxury liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, and sank with the loss of 1517 lives off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Two Racine residents, Jennie, nee Howard, and her husband Peter C. Hanson were aboard. Mr. Hanson had been a barber at […]

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Racine Remembers: The Case Company

Innovative Beginnings The foundations of the Case Corporation were laid when Jerome I. Case relocated in 1842 from Oswego County, in western New York State, to Rochester in Wisconsin Territory. Wisconsin would not become a state for another six years. He selected Rochester because it had been heralded as the center of new and wonderful wheat country. At the […]

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Racine Remembers: Reform Tradition

Important discoveries don’t always come down the main highway.  Such is the case with the discovery of the story of three generations of Racine women: Amy Davis Winship, Elizabeth Davis Wooster, and Marguerite Davis.  Their story, and their connection to the current of late nineteenth/early twentieth-century reform movements emerged out of research into the scrapbook and […]