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Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review

Article Title

Niklaus Durst's Journey

Keywords

New Glarus, Swiss history, Wisconsin history, Swiss colony, Imigration

Abstract

A notebook kept by one of the two men who selected the site for the Swiss colony of New Glarus in Wisconsin has been located and translated from German, providing additional insight into a unique story of Swiss immigration. While two pages from the 28-page notebook had been photographed and preserved in Switzerland years ago, the original was thought by some to be missing. However, it has been safely archived at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in Madison since 1929.

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