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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAKE GENEVA, a city of Walworth county, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 65 m. N.W. of Chicago. Pop. (1900) 2585, of whom 468 were foreign-born; (1905) 3449; (1910) 3079. It is served by the Chicago & Northwestern railway. the city is picturesquely situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (9 m. long and 1Z to 3 M. wide), a beautiful body of remarkably clear water, fed by springs, and encircled by rolling hills covered with thick groves cf hardwood trees. The region is famous as a summer resort, particularly for Chicago people. The city is the seat of Oakwood Sanitarium, and at Williams Bay, 6 m. distant, is the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago. Dairying is the most important industrial interest. The first settlement on Lake Geneva was made about 1833. The city was chartered in 1893.
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