1836 – Increase Allen Lapham Comes to Milwaukee

On this date scientist arrived in Milwaukee. By 1844 he had published Wisconsin’s first book, He was a founder of the Milwaukee Female College, which later became ; a charter member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and a founder of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Toward the end of his life, he was . He also was the most influential advocate of the in the 1870’s.