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Byron Kilbourn and the Development of Milwaukee
Goodwin Berquist and Paul C. Bowers, Jr.

Surveyor and canal engineer, land speculator and urban developer, public official and avid promotor

The first full-length biography of one of Milwaukee's founding fathers, this carefully researched volume follows Byron Kilbourn from his boyhood home in Ohio to Wisconsin where he served as a surveyor. The book describes his competitive relations with Solomon Juneau and George Walker as he developed the land west of the Milwaukee River.

Distributed for the Milwaukee County Historical Society

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the cover of the Byron Kilbourn book is light green, with a painting of Kilbourn featured.

January 2005

204 pp.  6 X 9
22 b/w photos, 5 maps, 13 illus.

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Paper $14.95 t
ISBN 978-0-938076-15-5
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