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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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Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

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Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Read about the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun, which opened in 1851 and housed men and women prisoners.
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