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Historical Essay

Tredway Rifles (Civil War)

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

Lawyer

Discover the history of lawyer Harold Mclean Wilkie

Historical Essay

Willard, Frances (1839-1898)

Temperance and Women's Rights Activist

Explore the history of activist Frances Willard

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

Lawyer and Politician

Discover the history of Charles Grandison Williams

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

Historical Essay

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Doll depicting Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox made by Milwaukee artist Joan (Beringer) Pripps, 1947-1948. (Museum object #2007.139.19)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Broken Star" quilt made from flour and feed sacks for a 4-H project, 1931. (Museum object #2005.115.1)

Historical Essay

World War One (1914-1918)

Term: World War One (1914-1918) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Union Light Guard (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Indian Missionary

Discover the history of Eleazer Williams

Historical Essay

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reclining seat designed by Brooks Stevens for one of the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha luxury railroad cars, 1948 (Museum object #1991.92)

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

Historical Essay

World War Two (1939-1945)

Term: World War Two (1939-1945) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Lawyer, Banker and Politician

Discover the history of Alexander Wilson

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

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher

Thomas S. Allen is best remembered for his leadership of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.
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