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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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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Parker Pen Trim Lathe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trim lathe used by the Parker Pen Company of Janesville, Wisconsin to manufacture pen barrels and caps, c. 1946-1999. (Museum Object #2001.51.1)

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Notable Fires in Wisconsin

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

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

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

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Swiss in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Swiss in Wisconsin.

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Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

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Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

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African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

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