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Learn Wisconsin History

Start here to discover the rich history of Wisconsin. Whether enjoying a simple pursuit of information or on a deeper quest for understanding, these essays are perfect for genealogists, students, teachers and those who simply love history.

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Wisconsin Historical Essays

Learn something new about Wisconsin's past and gain a deeper understanding of your world.

Classroom Material

What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Stockbridge-Munsee community in Wisconsin and learn more through links to the band's website and to visual materials in our collections.
Historical Figures in Wisconsin

Read the biographies of Wisconsin's historical figures, from the notable to the notorious.

Historical Essay

"Fighting" Bob La Follette

Governor and Progressive

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Prog