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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)

Handy list of Lumberjack nicknames.

Historical Essay

Garth

Origin of Garth, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Garth, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

Lumberman, Resort Operator and Humorist

Biography of Eugene Shepard, whose "Hodag" monster hoax made Oneida County a tourist attraction.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

Historical Essay

Swedes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Swedes in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hardwood Island

Origin of Hardwood Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hardwood Island, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gagen

Origin of Gagen, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gagen, Wisconsin.
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