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April 21, 2014

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Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert
Link to Cool Links home page. Freedom Summer Digital Collection
25,000 pages from the Society's manuscript collections on Civil Rights are now available online. They focus on 1964's Mississippi Freedom Summer project, in which thousands of local African-American residents were joined by hundreds of northern volunteers to challenge segregation and secure voting rights. View photos, letters, diaries, pamphlets, memos, and much more. Download a free PowerPoint and Sourcebook of key documents.

Recollection Wisconsin
Wisconsin Heritage Online has a new name and much-enhanced website. It's a statewide consortium of historical organizations sharing pictures, books, manuscripts, maps and museum artifacts on the Web. Now you can also share your own stories and connect with other people who love history. Enjoy 100,000 items from more than 80 Wisconsin historical organizations at Recollection Wisconsin.

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Towns Named for Murderer & Victim
In the 1830s, a giant named Pierre Pauquette traded with the Ho-Chunk at the portage on the Wisconsin River. At six-foot two and 240 pounds, Pauquette was famous for his strength. His thighs were as thick as most men's waists, he could carry an 800-pound barrel of lead, and more than once he lifted a horse clear off the ground....

The latest issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Wisconsin Magazine of History

The spring issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" features articles on Stephen Babcock and the Babcock Butterfat Test, the rise and fall of the Marshall and Ilsley Bank, and Milwaukee's 'Mad Bomber' of 1935. Also included is an image essay featuring the Door County photography of artisan jeweler Ferdinand Hotz.
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