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  • The youngest person in the Union Army in the Civil War was a drummer boy named Johnny Walker from Racine, he was only 11 years old when he enlisted.

  • In 1865 Ulysses S. Grant visited Racine

  • In the early 1900’s Racine’s Horlick Malted Milk accompanied the troops

  • In 1909 the first Spanish American War Monument in the United States was built in Racine

  • In 1915, the first Racine Local Red Cross Chapter was formed

  • In 1942 Massey-Harris (Ferguson) received the largest defense contract in the United States to build tanks at the Nash Plant

  • In 1943 a captured Japanese submarine was brought to Racine to help sell war bonds

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