The Wisconsin Story
The Fur Trade!
The Fur Trade began so that the Indians could have french goods and the french could have Indian goods. The Fur Trade ended because the Indian tribes were moved off land and the could no longer hunt.
The Lead Mining Days!
Lead mining started by white men came to Wisconsin to mine lead and everyone started doing it too. Lead mining ended because of the gold rush, many men moved to California for it and the rest started farming instead.
The Lumber Industry
The reason The Lumber Industry started is because Wisconsin was a thick forest so sawmills were able to cut down the trees. The Lumber Industry is still a big business in Wisconsin.