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Milwaukee, the largest city of Wisconsin, United States, stands on the western shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the river Milwaukee, 85 miles N. of Chicago. Its progress has been largely due to the water power of the river, which is joined about half a mile above its mouth by the Menomonee. The harbour has been much improved, and is now one of the finest on the chain of lakes, with docks extending 20 miles. Several railways converge at Milwaukee, and it is an important centre of the lake navigation. Engines, machines, and iron and brass wares are manufactured, but the chief industry is the trade in corn and provisions. The population is very largely of German origin.