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Historical Figures in Wisconsin

Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.

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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

Historical Essay

Myrick, Nathan 1822-1903

Pioneer Settler and Indian Trader

Biography of pioneer settle and Indian trader Nathan Myrick, who had a sawmill on the Black River and sold firewood and lumber to Mississippi steamers.
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