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Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

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Father James Groppi

Discover the history of Father James Groppi, the Catholic priest who led fought for justice in Milwaukee's Inner Core.

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The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel

Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."

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Belle Case La Follette

Discover the history of Belle Case La Follete, women's suffrage activist and wife of Bob La Follette.

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

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Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

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Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

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Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part II

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

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Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

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Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

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Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin
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