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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 133 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MENOMONIE, a city and the county-seat of Dunn county, Wisconsin, U.S.A., about 64 m. E. of St Paul, Minnesota, on the Red Cedar river. Pop. (189o), 5491; (1900), 5655, of whom 1172 were foreign-born; (1905), 5473; (1910), 5036. It is served by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, and the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railways. The city is widely known for its institutions, for the most part founded or supported by James Huff Stout (1848–1910), a prominent local lumberman. Among them are the Mabel Tainter Memorial Library, the Dunn County School of Agriculture, the Dunn County Normal Training . School, the Stout Institute for the training of teachers of domestic science &c., institutions in which public school children receive physical training. The city has grain elevators, and manufactures of bricks and tiles, foundry and machine shop products, carriages and wagons and flour. Menomonie is an important market for dairy products and livestock. Menomonie was settled about 1846 and was chartered as a city in 1882. The first free travelling library in the state was established here in 1896 by James Huff Stout.
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