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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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Get to know Isaac P. Walker, the first Wisconsin resident to be a presidential candidate contender in 1850.

The story of Louise Williams who provided business and legal counsel for women who lived all over southern WI for five decades after the Civil War.

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.

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Labor Day in Wisconsin

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin

When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.
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