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Odd Wisconsin

Amusing, Perplexing, and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin"s Past

by Erika Janik

  • 153 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Biography,
  • Curiosities and wonders,
  • Wisconsin,
  • History: American

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8333713M
    ISBN 100870203835
    ISBN 109780870203831
    OCLC/WorldCa122291314

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