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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Sergeant Major George Driggs of Company E, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, introduced readers of his 1864 memoir to the regiment's mascot and most famous member.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Historical Essay

Beef Slough War

Read about the Beef Slough War, a business conflict over access to timer in the Chippewa River watershed

Historical Essay

Fall Creek (Cousins)

Origin of Fall Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Augusta (Bridge Creek)

Origin of Augusta, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Altoona (East Eau Claire)

Origin of Altoona, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Eau Claire

Origin of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Foster

Origin of Foster, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Carver Grant

Brief description of the Carver Grant, a hypothetical tract of land that would have included much of northwestern Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire's Bawdy Past

The Naughty City

Discover Eau Claire's naughty past as a hub of prostitution for the lumbermen looking to support the world's oldest profession.

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Origin of the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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