The New International Encyclopædia/Beaver Dam
BEAVER DAM. A city in Dodge County, Wis., 65 miles northwest of Milwaukee; at the outlet of Beaver Lake, and on the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad (Map: Wisconsin, E 5). It is the market for a fertile district, and has good water-power, flour, cotton and woolen mills, malleable-iron works, cold-storage plant, and manufactures of machinery, lumber, staves, etc. The city contains parks, a public library of 10,000 volumes, and Wayland Academy. Settled in 1841, Beaver Dam was incorporated in 1856. It is governed, under a revised charter of 1889, by a mayor, elected biennially, and a city council. Population, in 1890, 4222; in 1900, 5128.