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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 698 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KAUKAUNA. a city of Outagamie county, Wisconsin, U.S.A., on the Fox river 7 M. N.E. of Appleton and about Too m. N. of Milwaukee. Pop. (1900), 5115, of whom 1044 were foreign-born (19o5) 4991; (1910) 4717. Kaukauna is served by the Chicago & North-Western railway (which has car-shops here), by inter-urban electric railway lines connecting with other cities in the Fox river, valley, and by river steamboats. It has a Carnegie library, a hospital and manufactories of pulp, paper, lumber and woodenware. Dams on the Fox River furnish a good water-power. The city owns its water-works. A small settlement of Indian traders was made here as early as 1820; in 1830 a Presbyterian mission was established, but the growth of the place was slow, and the city was not chartered until 1885.
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