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George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in Henderson, New York, in 1840 and moved to Wisconsin as a toddler in 1843. In Wisconsin, he was a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse. His La Crosse newspaper, The Sun, was founded in 1874. In 1878 Peck moved the newspaper to Milwaukee and renamed it Peck's Sun. The weekly newspaper contained humorous writings of Peck's including his famous Peck's Bad Boy stories. His works include: Adventures of One Terence McGrant (1871), Peck's Sunshine (1882), Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa (1883), The Grocery Man and Peck's Bad Boy (1883), Mirth for the Million (1883), Peck's Compendium of Fun (1886), How Private Geo. W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion (1887), Peck's Bad Boy Abroad (1905), Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1906) and Peck's Bad Boy with the Cowboys (1907).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409911876
ISBN-10: 140991187X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 9-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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