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Viroqua, WI

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.viroqua-wisconsin.com/

Population:
4335 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1854 (named)

County:
Vernon County

Named "Viroqua" by the county in 1854, though the etymology of that remains a mystery. It may originate from Emma Carra's 1848 novel, Viroqua; or, The Flower of the Ottawas: A Tale of the West.

County seat of Vernon County.

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chris Mulkey
Actor
3-May-1948   Bakersfield, P.D.
Butch Vig
Music Producer
8-Dec-1957   Record producer, drummer for Garbage
Duane E. Zitzner
Business
26-Jun-1947   Former EVP, Hewlett Packard

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeremiah M. Rusk
Politician
17-Jun-1830 21-Nov-1893 Governor of Wisconsin, 1882-89



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