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Orgins of Auburn, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Auburn, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

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Augusta (Bridge Creek)

Origin of Augusta, Wisconsin

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Giddings Mill

Origin of Giddings Mill, Wisconsin

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York, Dwight A. 1939


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Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

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African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

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Gill's Landing

Origin of Gill's Landing, Wisconsin

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Adams, William (1813 - 1897)

Episcopal Clergyman

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WPA (in Wisconsin)

Read about the Works Progress Administration and efforts to create jobs and stimulate the economy in Wisconsin during the Great Depression.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

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Origin of Exeter, Wisconsin

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Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Read about the Norwegian immigrant who became colonel to the predominately Norwegian 15th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

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York, Stanley 1931


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Origin of Avoca, Wisconsin

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Origin of Montrose, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 46th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on March 2, 1865, only a few weeks before the war ended.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reclining seat designed by Brooks Stevens for one of the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha luxury railroad cars, 1948 (Museum object #1991.92)
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