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The area was known as a good trading place for furs and other goods during the 1800ís. One of the early chiefs to work with the newcomers was Waumegesko who was nicknamed Mexico. He was a peacemaker between the local Indian groups. He lived on the south side of Two Rivers which was then referred to as the Mexico side of town in his honor. The Chippewa name for Two Rivers is Neshotah, meaning two rivers. This short summary was taken from the history page below.
Try this history page for good pictures and information on the past.
IT HAPPENED HERE
The Creation of the Ice Cream Sundae
Two Rivers claims to be the REAL Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae.
Several other places also claim the same thing - among them Evanston, Illinois & Ithaca, New York.
Birthplace of the Automatic Clothes Dryer
Ross Moore, from North Dakota, was unhappy with hanging out clothes so he created a better way to dry them. In conjunction with Hamilton Industries, The first June Day Clothes Dryer was produced in 1938.
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Two Rivers touches Lake Michigan on three sides andPoint Beach State Forest is along the northern border.
Washington House Museum and Visitor Center
Hamilton Wood Type Printing Museum
1619 Jefferson Street
Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241
Two Rivers has a council-manager form of government.
Two Rivers Libraries Joseph Mann Library
1001 Adams St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-3544
Two Rivers Schools Two Rivers Administrative Office
1500 27th St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-2134
The number of housing units was:
1990 - 5,414