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Beaver dam

a city in SE Wisconsin.
Contemporary Examples

He returned to Wisconsin with his young family and won a seat on the city council in Beaver Dam in 2000.
Wisconsin’s Secret Weapon Dirk Johnson February 20, 2011

Historical Examples

At night we returned to the command, which by this time had crossed the creek on the Beaver Dam.
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill Col. William F. Cody

Once afterward, when lost on the plains for a day, I came across a Beaver Dam.
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb

Sometimes they used the wilderness bridge—the Beaver Dam, and occasionally they splashed through the pond.
Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills

In 1905 Beaver Dam was a road house which many chose to avoid, if possible.
Alaska Ella Higginson

“They agree to take the Beaver Dam,” was the meaning of one voyageur’s sigh.
Strange Stories of the Great Valley Abbie Johnston Grosvenor

They cut the railroad at Beaver Dam, and destroyed some of our commissary stores.
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones

He himself accompanied us as far as a portage of about twenty-five yards formed at the outlet of the lake by a Beaver Dam.
Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific Gabriel Franchere

I could not afford to lose time by going to a Beaver Dam to cross, so at once peeled and waded over.
With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume 1 Various

Many a drama, romantic and picturesque, fierce and wild, is staged upon the Beaver Dam.
In Beaver World Enos Abijah Mills


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