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Historical Essay

Eaton

Origin of Eaton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eaton, Wisconsin.

Brief history of the fishing industry in Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Six-foot Evergleam Christmas tree with 94 branches made by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, c. 1966. (Museum object #2005.174.1.1)

Historical Essay

Gibson

Origin of Gibson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gibson, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Kilbourn, Byron (1801-1870)

Land Speculator and Politician

Brief biography of surveyor, land speculator, railroad promoter and politician Byron Kilbourn, twice elected mayor of Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mirro Sno-Coaster sled manufactured by Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1955. (Museum object #2006.2.1)

Historical Essay

Allis, Edward P. (1824-1889)

Learn more about the entrepreneur and manufacturing innovator who established, Allis Company, Milwaukee's largest industrial employer in the late 1880s.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Francis Creek

Origin of Francis Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Shipbuilding in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipbuilding in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Peshtigo Fire

Brief account of the Peshtigo Fire that, in 1871, destroyed in two hours a swath of forest 10 miles wide and 40 miles long.

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Disasters in Wisconsin

Learn about the meaning of "disasters in Wisconsin" and the various tragedies the state endured.

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Historical Essay

Mirro Aluminum Company

Learn about a company that was once the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum cooking utensils. Includes links to images and a history of the industry.

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
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