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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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When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.

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Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

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African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn about the pottery company that developed in Edgerton, Wisconsin.

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Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

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

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Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.
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