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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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Serbians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Serbians in Wisconsin.

Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.

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Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

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Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 27th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 7, 1863.

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Austrians in Wisconsin

Learn about the German Austrianswho emigrated to Wisconsin in the latter half of the 19th century, mainly settling in cities and towns.

Brief history of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

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Shotz Brewery Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shotz Brewery smock used in Laverne and Shirley television series, 1976-1980. (Museum object #2006.38.1)

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Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.
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