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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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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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Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

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

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

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

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Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

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Greeks in Wisconsin

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

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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