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

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Prisons in Wisconsin

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

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