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Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wilson's Creek

Origin of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Historical Essay

Woodland

Origin of Woodland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodland, Wisconsin

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eagle

Origin of Eagle, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Franklin

Origin of Franklin, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Franklin, Wisconsin.

Read about the desperate 1832 battle near Madison, WI, of the starving Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native Americans against the British and the Ho-Chunk.

Historical Essay

Garrison

Origin of Garrison, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Garrison, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Schorer, Mark 1908-1977

Novelist, Biographer, Scholar and Teacher

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

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.

Historical Essay

Greenfield, Sauk County

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Bartlett, Tommy (1914-1998)

This Milwaukeean's prolific life in the entertainment business helped transform the Wisconsin Dells into the major tourist destination it is today.

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.

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

Historical Essay

Winfield

Origin of Winfield

Discover the history of Winfield, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Historical Essay

Honey Creek

Origin of Honey Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Honey Creek, Wisconsin.
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