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Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin


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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Two Rivers is approximately 11712 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,414 (1990), 5119 (2010).
The amount of land area in Two Rivers is 14.298 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.054 sq kilometers.
The distance from Two Rivers to Washington DC is 683 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Two Rivers is positioned 44.15 degrees north of the equator and 87.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Two Rivers average annual rainfall is 25.5 inches per year
Two Rivers average annual snowfall is 40 inches per year.


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History & History Related Items

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.

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
Toll-free: 888-857-3529

Hamilton Wood Type Printing Museum
1619 Jefferson Street
Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241

Manitowoc-Two Rivers
Wisconsin's Maritime Capitol
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Two Rivers City Government

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
1717 E Park St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-3060
Phone: 920-793-5532

Two Rivers has a council-manager form of government.

Two Rivers Libraries

Joseph Mann Library
1001 Adams St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-3544
Phone: 920-793-8888

Two Rivers Schools

Two Rivers Administrative Office
1500 27th St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-2134
Phone: 920-793-4560
Two Rivers High School
4519 Lincoln Ave
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Phone: 920-793-2291 Two Rivers


The population of Two Rivers was:
1837 - 40
1840 - 200
1850 - 924
1869 - 1,300
1880 - 2,052
1885 - 2,564
1895 - 3,593
1900 - 3,784
1905 - 4,602
1920 - 7,305
1990 - 13,030
2000 - 12,639

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 5,414

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