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Lumbertowns in the Cutover: Economic Cross-Sections of 94 (Mostly Obscure) Wisconsin and Michigan Communities at 4 Decade Long Intervals

James B. Smith, Principal Investigator

The data includes city and county populations; latitude and longitude of city; date and amount of peak lumber production; per acre value of farm land in city and county; manufacturing: lumber and forest products, wood and metal using, sawmill machinery, shoe and leather, clothing and textile, brewing and bottling of alcoholic beverages, and miscellaneous; wholesale trade-including wholesale liquor and wholesale lumber; mines, mineral and farm product processing; retail trade and service-including retail liquor; transportation; number of out-of-town firms doing business in the city; bank capital in thousands of dollars; number of railroads entering the city.

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