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Historical Essay

Whitewater

Origin of Whitewater, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Whitewater, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

Biography of suffragist and Universalist minister Olympia Brown, the first female minister in America.

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

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

Historical Essay

Frank Holton Company

Brief history of the Frank Holton Company.

Professor, University President, Geologist and Author

Discover the history of professor, university president, geologist and author, Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, who establishing the university extension.

Historical Essay

Baptists in Wisconsin

Learn about the Baptist congregations which began organizing in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Brief biography of newspaperman and eventual Governor (1891-1895)

Religious Leader, Politician and Self-proclaimed Monarch

Biography of James Jesse Strang, American religious leader, politician and self-proclaimed monarch of a faction of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Historical Essay

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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Brief history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Geneva

Origin of Geneva, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Potter, John Fox 1817 - 1899

Republican Congressman and American diplomat

Learn more about this Wisconsin Congressman. This article contains links to related articles, newspaper clippings and a catalog description of his papers.

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

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."

Historical Essay

Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)

Historical Essay

Elkhorn

Origin of Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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A Good Mother, a Good Friend and a Good Woman

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance and women's rights.

Historical Essay

Delavan

Origin of Delavan, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Delavan, Wisconsin
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