Place:Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States

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NameAntigo
TypeCity
Coordinates45.141°N 89.153°W
Located inLanglade, Wisconsin, United States
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Antigo is a city in and the county seat of Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,234 at the 2010 census. Antigo is the center of a farming and lumbering district, and its manufactures consist principally of lumber, chairs, furniture, sashes, doors and blinds, hubs and spokes, and other wood products.

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The name "Antigo" comes from the Chippewa Indian name for the river that flows through the area, "Nequi-Antigo-sebi" meaning "spring river" or "evergreen."

The city was founded in 1876 by Francis A. Deleglise, accompanied by George Eckart. The log cabin in which Deleglise lived is preserved and on display at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. A street in Antigo also bears his name. The city gained its charter in 1883.

In the early part of the 1900s, Antigo was best known for its sawmills. At the turn of the millennium, the city's economy had a balance of industry and agriculture. High on the list are potatoes, dairy products, fur, shoes, fertilizer, steel, and aluminum products, along with the lumber and wood product industries established in the earlier years.

On April 24, 2016, a former Antigo High School student shot two students with a rifle during prom, wounding both. As he approached the school with a large ammunition magazine, a police officer already on the scene shot him. He later died at a Wausau hospital.

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