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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Wisconsin Firsts

Brief list of Wisconsin "firsts."

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Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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Petrified Man Hoax

Brief description of the Petrified Man Hoax.

Brief history of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.

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Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

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Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

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Frank Holton Company

Brief history of the Frank Holton Company.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

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Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.
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