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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Shipbuilding in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipbuilding in Wisconsin.

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Roads in Wisconsin (early)

Brief history of early roads in Wisconsin.

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

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Plants native to Wisconsin

Brief description of plants native to Wisconsin.

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

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Norwegians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Norwegians in Wisconsin.

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

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

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Russians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Russians in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Firsts

Brief list of Wisconsin "firsts."
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