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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills

Historical Essay

1930s Permanent Wave Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frederics permanent wave machine used in Crisella's Beauty Shop in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, late 1930s. (Museum object #1986.79.2)

Historical Essay

Brunson, Alfred (1793-1882)

Wisconsin's first Methodist Missionary

Biography of Methodist clergyman, lawyer, politician and author Alfred Brunson

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

The Birth of the Badgers

Discover the history of lead mining in Wisconsin, and the origin of Badgers.

Historical Essay

Tornadoes in Wisconsin

Read about tornadoes in Wisconsin, including some of the worst to have struck the state.

Historical Essay

Elections in Wisconsin

Brief history of elections in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Dodgeville

Origin of Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Woodman, Cyrus 1814-1889

Lawyer, Land Agent, Banker and Lumberman

Biography of lawyer, land agent, banker and lumberman Cyrus Woodman.

Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Lawyer, Politician, Land Speculator, Promoter and Author

Biography of lawyer, politician, land speculator and promoter and author of a History of the Territory of Wisconsin, Moses Mccure Strong.

Historical Essay

Swiss in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Swiss in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

Historical Essay

Helena, Iowa Co.

Origin of Helena, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Helena, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Avoca

Origin of Avoca, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Avoca, Wisconsin

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