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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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Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.

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Railroads in Wisconsin

Brief history of railroads in 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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Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

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More Bank Failures (1857)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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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)
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