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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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Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.
Urban Planning in Wisconsin
Father of Wildlife Ecology
Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher
Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor
Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Attorney General and State Senator
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