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Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Historical Essay

Oak Island

Origin of Oak Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Oak Island, Wisconsin.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.

Historical Essay

La Pointe, Ashland County

Origin of La Pointe, Wisconsin

Discover the history of La Pointe, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Historical Essay

Peeksville

Origin of Peeksville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Peeksville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Old Fort

Origin of Old Fort, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Old Fort, Wisconsin.

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

When the Beaver was King

Discover how beavers transformed Wisconsin's economy in the 1650s for the next two centuries.

Historical Essay

La Pointe

Origin of La Pointe, Wisconsin

Discover the history of La Pointe, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Historical Essay

Agnew [origin of place name]

Term: Agnew [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Floods in Wisconsin

Read a detailed account of the most significant floods in Wisconsin history. This article contains links to photographs and newspaper articles.

Historical Essay

Morse

Origin of Morse, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Morse, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Mellen

Origin of Mellen, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mellen, Wisconsin.
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