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Learn the history of fur farming in Wisconsin.

Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.

Review the brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.

Historical Essay

First Peoples

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

A Nostalgic Look at Wisconsin Winters

Explore this gallery featuring the best and most interesting Wisconsin winter photographs.

Discover the story of French traders saved from starvation by Ottawa Indians at the headwaters of the Chippewa River in 1659.

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955

This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.

Learn about the history of these commemortive coins thrown from floats in local parades and handed out in show rooms.

Historical Essay

Boomage (logging)

Term: Boomage (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

environmental movement

Term: environmental movement in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

WPA (in Wisconsin)

Read about the Works Progress Administration and efforts to create jobs and stimulate the economy in Wisconsin during the Great Depression.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

Historical Essay

Hand holt (logging)

Term: Hand holt (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn how the Society became the permanent home for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Historical Essay

Boomer (logging)

Term: boomer (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Eschikago

Term: Eschikago in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Ozaukee Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Ozaukee Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Historical Essay

Hand-pike (logging)

Term: Hand-pike (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates
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