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ANTIGO

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 125 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTIGO, a city and the county-seat of Langlade county, Wisconsin, U.S.A., about 16o m. N.W. of Milwaukee. Pop. (1890) 4424; (1900) 5145, of whom 965 were foreign-born; (1905) 6663; (1gio) 7196. It is served by the Chicago & North Western railway. Antigo is the centre of a good farming and lumbering district, and its manufactures consist principally of lumber,chairs,furniture,sashes,doors and blinds, hubs and spokes, and other wood products. The city has a Carnegie library. Antigo was first settled in 188o, and was chartered as a city in 1885. Its name is said to be part of an Indian word, neequeeantigo-sebi, meaning " evergreen."
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