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Read about the development of the Republican Party in Wisconsin in the years prior to the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Term: Badger Battery (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Company of One Hundred.

Term: Company of One Hundred in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Forest Union Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Badger Guards (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Comrade (Civil War)

Term: Comrade (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955

This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

Historical Essay

Fort Armstrong

Term: Fort Armstrong in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Discover how electric power came to Wisconsin homes, business, and farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historical Essay

Cant-dog (logging)

Term: Cant-dog (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

cassock

Term: cassock in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

Read a biographical account of the governor of the Wisconsin territory who was largely responsible for the selection of Madison as Wisconsin's capital.

Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

Historical Essay

concrete (architecture)

Term: concrete (architecture) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Early Two-Piece Bathing Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Two-piece bathing suit worn by Lois Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin, c. 1947. (Museum object #2003.113.6A-B)

Historical Essay

Fort Blue Mounds

Term: Fort Blue Mounds in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Handy-rod (logging)

Term: Handy-rod (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The Wisconsin Angel

A Brief Biography of Cordelia Harvey

Discover how Cordelia Harvey went from teaching school children to petitioning President Abraham Lincoln for Wisconsin hospitals.
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