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Read about the Home for Women, a reformatory for women aged 18 -31, and the State Prison for Women, which became the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Sergeant Major George Driggs of Company E, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, introduced readers of his 1864 memoir to the regiment's mascot and most famous member.

Read about the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun, which opened in 1851 and housed men and women prisoners.

Historical Essay

Chase, Warren 1813-1891

Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician

Biography of spiritualist, social reformer and politician Warren Chase.

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

Eden

Origin of Eden, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eden, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Episcopals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Episcopals in Wisconsin.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Historical Essay

Fairwater

Origin of Fairwater, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairwater, Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Tornadoes in Wisconsin

Read about tornadoes in Wisconsin, including some of the worst to have struck the state.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Historical Essay

White's Prairies

Origin of White's Prairies

Discover the history of White's Prairies

Historical Essay

Niagara (shipwreck, 1856)

Brief description of the burning of the steamer Niagara. Congressman John B. Macy of Empire, Fond du Lac County, was numbered among the victims.
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