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Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

Historical Essay

Augusta (Bridge Creek)

Origin of Augusta, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Augusta, Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gill's Landing

Origin of Gill's Landing, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Landing, Wisconsin.

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.

Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Historical Essay

York, Dwight A. 1939

Politician

Discover the history of Dwight A. York

Historical Essay

Avoca

Origin of Avoca, Wisconsin

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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Gill's Rock

Origin of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Ozaukee Rifles (Civil War)

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

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Theaters in Wisconsin

Brief history of theaters and theatrical productions in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Iuka, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn more about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to view original documents and other accounts of this battle.

Historical Essay

York, Stanley 1931

Clergyman

Discover the history of Stanley York

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.
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