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By Jim Cech

within the early 1830s, U.S. officers compelled the Menomonee and Potawatomi Indians to renounce their lands in present-day Milwaukee County. males from England and the japanese usa bought huge tracts of land alongside Lake Michigan from the govt. Settlers like John Fowle, George Cobb, and Luther Rawson introduced households to southeastern Wisconsin and helped determine town of Oak Creek. For greater than a hundred years, Oak Creek retained its township prestige and rural personality. yet in 1955, Milwaukee urban leaders tried to annex Oak Creek's land and acquire source of revenue tax profit from a lately accomplished energy plant. The small city received a mythical incorporation conflict with their robust northern neighbor, atmosphere a precedent that still kept Franklin and Greenfield from being absorbed through Milwaukee.

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