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Janesville Judith Adler

Janesville

Judith Adler

Published February 13th 2012
ISBN : 9780738588650
Paperback
127 pages
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In 1837, Henry Janes, one of the areas first settlers, proposed the name Black Hawk for the small southern Wisconsin settlement he lived in, but the US Post Office chose Janesville. The village along the Rock River was selected as the Rock CountyMoreIn 1837, Henry Janes, one of the areas first settlers, proposed the name Black Hawk for the small southern Wisconsin settlement he lived in, but the US Post Office chose Janesville. The village along the Rock River was selected as the Rock County seat, and by 1860 it had grown to become Wisconsins second largest city. Janesville developed into an important railroad town and, because of its waterpower, a milling and manufacturing center. General Motors built a large plant, and George Parker started the Parker Pen Company here. As the city grew, land was donated or set aside for recreation, and today Janesville calls itself Wisconsins Park Place. Its population has grown to more than 62,000.