Wisconsin January 06, 2016
9 Tiny Towns In Wisconsin Where HUGE Things Happened
You might think that all of the big things that happened in Wisconsin happened in large cities like Madison or Milwaukee. You would be wrong. Here are 9 huge things that happened in small Wisconsin towns.
The Republican Party was born in 1854 at a meeting in the Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon.
Occurring on the same day as the Chicago fire (October 8, 1871), The Great Peshtigo Fire was the deadliest fire in the history of the United States.
3. Two Rivers
In 1881, Ed Berner put chocolate sauce on top of ice cream. The ice cream sundae was born.
The inspiration for Laura Ingalls Wilder comes from Pepin, Wisconsin.
Founded by Joseph Goodrich, the Milton House was used as part of the Underground Railroad. Many black men and women used a tunnel through Goodrich's property to escape to Canada.
6. Spring Green
This small town is host to Frank Lloyd Wright's home, Taliesin.
The first kindergarten was established in Watertown in 1856 by Margarethe Schurz.
The Ringling Brothers' first performance was in Mazomanie in 1882.
Many have tried to lay claim to the invention of the hamburger, but we believe that the hamburger was invented by Charles Nagreen in Seymour in 1885.
Does your small town have a big claim to fame? Let us know in the comments.