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Chief of the Sauk Indians
Fort Atkinson Poet
Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher
Adventurer, Explorer and Real Life Indiana Jones
Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin
Professor, University President, Geologist and Author
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist
Wisconsin Civil War Officer
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor
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