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Read about the Wisconsin governor's tragic death, which occurred while he was helping wounded Civil War soldiers after the Battle of Shiloh.

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Learn about the canal era and the use of steamboats on Wisconsin waterways and lakes in the 19-th century.

Discover how The Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.
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