Friday, August 21, 2009

Franklin, Wisconsin RFD

David Luhrssen in the the Shepherd Express reviews Franklin, by Doug Schmidt, from the Arcadia Images of America series. His review focuses on Franklin's transition from a farm community through incorporation and suburbanization. The book
doesn't explore why the farmers of Franklin were determined to remain outside Milwaukee's city limits.

Milwaukee was successful in annexing the Town of Granville in northwest Milwaukee County. If one could today take those farmers through Franklin and the former Granville, I doubt they'd regret thwarting annexation by incorporating.

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