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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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Historical Essay

Floods in Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Historical Essay

Commercial Fruit Production

Read about the trials and tribulations of commercial fruit production in Wisconsin from 1854 until the early 20th century.
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