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Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

Historical Essay

Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

Historical Essay

Unitarians in Wisconsin

Learn about the advent of Unitarianism in Wisconsin in the mid-19th century.

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

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

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Baptists in Wisconsin

Learn about the Baptist congregations which began organizing in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Historical Essay

Universalists in Wisconsin

Brief history of Universalists in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.

Lawyer, Politician and Judge

Biography of lawyer, politician and judge Edward George Ryan.

Historical Essay

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

Steamships, Canals and the 19th Century Economy

Discover what happened when 19th century Wisconsin settlers tried to construct a canal between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes.
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