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Officially organized in 1889, Minocqua, in Oneida County, Wisconsin, takes its name from the Ojibwe word for “noon day rest” and is known by residents as “the Island City.” In 1912, a fire broke out across the street from where the post office is now. The residents attempted to stop the fire with dynamite, but succeeded only in causing an explosion which burned down fourteen commercial buildings.

 

 

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