"All Miracle"
A Four Volume Series of Poetry
Elizabeth Rooney

Ebenezer Brigham
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Ebenezer Brigham (1789-1861) was the first permanent European settler in Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Massachusetts, he came to the area in 1826 in search of lead. He established a lead mining operation in Blue Mounds and opened an inn and general store to serve his miners, as well as travelers and native peoples. He also served as a colonel in the Black Hawk War and was prominent in Wisconsin territorial and early statehood affairs. A replica of his general store is on display at the Mt. Horeb Historical Society Museum in Mt. Horeb, WI.

Charles Ilsley Brigham
Ebenezer's great nephew, Charles Ilsley Brigham(1862-1948) began farming on the Brigham land in 1886. He became a leader in dairying and soil conservation in the area. In 1939, The Cave of the Mounds was discovered accidentally by workers quarrying limestone on the Brigham Farm. Charles's daughter, Elizabeth Brigham was still in high school at the time of the discovery. In 1972, Elizabeth and her husband, Rev. Edwin Rooney, moved back to the Brigham Farm to manage the Cave operation. When she died in Feb.1999, the Elizabeth B. Rooney Memorial Poetry Fund was established to help fund the publication of her poetry.

Brigham Farm Publishing was started by Elizabeth's daughter Patricia Rooney in 2001 to facilitate the publishing. The poems themselves belong to the Elizabeth B.Rooney Family Trust. It was Elizabeth's request that all royalties from the sale of her poetry be divided equally between two organizations, namely, The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, and the Convent of the Holy Name, Malvern, England

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