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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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Epidemic Anniversary

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

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Labor Day in Wisconsin

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin

Discover the connections Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King had with the Civil Rights non-violent protests in Milwaukee.

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Newhall House Hotel Fire

Read about the tragic fire that burned down Milwaukee landmark, The Newhall House Hotel, leaving 76 dead.

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these first hand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

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Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin's First Election

Here is the story of Wisconsin's first elections.

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.
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