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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

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More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

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Floods in Wisconsin

Read a detailed account of the most significant floods in Wisconsin history. This article contains links to photographs and newspaper articles.

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Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)

Brief history of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wisconsin.

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Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.

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Sioux Uprising (1862)

Brief description of the 1862 Sioux Uprising.

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Railroads in Wisconsin

Brief history of railroads in Wisconsin.

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Driftless Area

Discover the ominously named hilly landscape environment of southwestern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.
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