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Historical Essay

Wild Rice

A Brief History of one of Wisconsin's Earliest Crops

Discover the history of wild rice in Wisconsin.

How Wisconsin Created the Workday

Discover the history of the labor movement in Wisconsin and how it created the modern work week.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Calumet Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 40th Infantry

Term: Civil War (40th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 41st Infantry

Term: Civil War (41st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Eagle feather from Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. (Museum object #1972.59)

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

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

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

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