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Historical Essay

Travel and Tourism

The Invention of a new Pastime

Discover how new technology helped create the tourist industry in Wisconsin in the 19th century

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry 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

Fish Creek

Origin of Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Adventists in Wisconsin

Read about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other Adventist goups in Wisconsin in the 19th century, including the Scandinavian adventist communities.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Icelanders in Wisconsin

Brief history of Icelanders in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Egg Harbor (Eagle Island)

Origin of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hainesville

Origin of Hainesville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hainesville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ellison Bay

Origin of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Tornadoes in Wisconsin

Read about tornadoes in Wisconsin, including some of the worst to have struck the state.

Brief history of the fishing industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gill's Rock

Origin of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Brief history of the ice harvesting industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Shipbuilding in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipbuilding in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gardner

Origin of Gardner, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gardner, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Door County

Origin of Door County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Door County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eagle Island (Egg Harbor)

Origin of Eagle Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle Island, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Simplex fluoroscope machine by X-Ray Shoe Fitter, Inc., Milwaukee. Most likely used in a Sturgeon Bay shoe store, c 1945-1955. (Museum object #1992.109)
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