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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.

Jesuit Missionary

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

Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

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.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Ashland

Origin of Ashland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashland, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

Historical Essay

Agnew [origin of place name]

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

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

Finns in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Ashland County

Origin of Ashland County

Discover the history of Ashland County, Wisconsin

When the Beaver was King

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