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Historical Essay

Quisisana

Origin of Quisisana, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Quisisana, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lumberjack Saved Union Fleet

3,000 Dam the Red River

Read this wild story about a Wisconsin Dells lumberjack applying his knowledge of dams to help Union forces escape a Confederate attack.

Historical Essay

Travel and Tourism

The Invention of a new Pastime

Discover how new technology helped create the tourist industry in Wisconsin in the 19th century

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

La Rue

Origin of La Rue, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Prairie du Sac, Sauk County

Origin of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

La Valle

Origin of La Valle, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Newport

Origin of Newport, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Garrison

Origin of Garrison, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Schorer, Mark 1908-1977

Novelist, Biographer, Scholar and Teacher

Biography of novelist, biographer, scholar and teacher Mark Schorer.

Historical Essay

Winfield

Origin of Winfield

Discover the history of Winfield, Wisconsin

Learn about the life and career of self-proclaimed 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo who had a vast range of photographic abilities.

Historical Essay

Gordon (telegraph station)

Origin of Gordon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gordon, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

New Buffalo

Origin of New Buffalo, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Kingston

Origin of Kingston, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Greenfield, Sauk County

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)

Read about the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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Franklin

Origin of Franklin, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Franklin, Wisconsin.
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