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Historical Essay

Giddings (Excelsior)

Origin of Giddings, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Giddings, Wisconsin.

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.

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

Flora (Fairfield)

Origin of Flora, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Flora, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Winfield

Origin of Winfield

Discover the history of Winfield, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

Historical Essay

Wilson's Creek

Origin of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Eagle

Origin of Eagle, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Historical Essay

Denzer

Origin of Denzer, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Denzer, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

Historical Essay

Shot Tower Lead-Melting Bowl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lead-melting bowl used at the Wisconsin Shot Company Shot Tower, Helena, Wisconsin, c. 1833. (Museum object #1992.12)

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

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

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.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.
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