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Historical Essay

La Grange

Origin of La Grange, Wisconsin

Discover the history of La Grange, Wisconsin.

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

The Crowning of King James

Wisconsin's Brigham Young

Discover the history of early Mormon leader James J. Strang, self-proclaimed successor to Joseph Smith.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

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

Historical Essay

Frank Holton Company

Brief history of the Frank Holton Company.

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

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

Historical Essay

Baptists in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Elkhorn

Origin of Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

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

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."

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

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)

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

Geneva

Origin of Geneva, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Geneva, Wisconsin.

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

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Mayhew

Origin of Mayhew, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mayhew, Wisconsin
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