Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Fond du Lac

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FOND DU LAC, a city and county-seat of Fond du Lac co., Wis., on Winnebago lake, at the mouth of Fond du Lac river, and on the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railroads; 60 miles N. W. of Milwaukee. There is steamboat connection through Winnebago Lake and Fox river with all the Great Lakes. Here are a high school, St. Agnes Hospital and Sanatorium, a court house, Grafton Hall (Prot. Epis.), several banks, and daily and weekly newspapers. It has manufactories of engines, machinery, flour, paper, carriages, lumber, leather, typewriters, drugs, candies, etc. Pop. (1910) 18,797; (1920) 23,427.