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Reviewed by Kay Young, Reference
Platteville by James B. Hibbard
Call Number: F589.P5 P53 2004
From the pen of an historian who obviously delights in researching, discovering, and retelling the stories of people in Southwest Wisconsin, the book Platteville is anything but dry facts and dusty photos. Hibbard gives a voice to the men and women whose rugged existence formed the mining, agricultural, commercial, and educational community. Spanning 1827 to 1945, the book offers more than two hundred photographs with lengthy captions. Besides tugging your heart with stories of survival or tragically early death, the book details the struggles and successes of those determined pioneers.
Written in a narrative style, the chapters detail the "Pioneer Era" and the history of the Platteville Academy, State Normal School, and finally the mergers which formed the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Hibbard, the university's enthusiastic archivist, also provides in his book a walking tour of the city's oldest and enduring buildings.
Platteville is a part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, Chicago.
Kay Young, Editor