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Historical Essay

Poynette

Origin of Poynette, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Poynette, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Canals in Wisconsin

Read about the canal era in Wisconsin, including the canal at the portage between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers and the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal

Historical Essay

Lumberjack Saved Union Fleet

3,000 Dam the Red River

Read this wild story about a Wisconsin Dells lumberjack applying his knowledge of dams to help Union forces escape a Confederate attack.

Historical Essay

English in Wisconsin

Brief history of English immigrants in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

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

Professor, Author and Historian

Biography of professor and author Frederick Jackson Turner who shaped American history research

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin

Read about the pottery industry in Wisconsin, which began when English potters emigrated in the 1840s and operated until the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay

Otsego

Origin of Otsego, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Otsego, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wyocena

Origin of Wyocena, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wyocena, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Historical Essay

Welsh in Wisconsin

Read about Welsh immigration to Wisconsin between 1840 and 1890, when many Welsh settled in rural enclaves as farmers

An Old Man's Tall Tale

Wisconsin pioneer Joseph Crelie was said to be 139 years old when he was exhibited to spectators in 1864. But how old was he really?

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Dells

Origin of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Kilbourn

Origin of Kilbourn, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kilbourn, Wisconsin.
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