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A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician

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.

Grant County Rural Schools

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

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Read the history of Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin, a unique a community developed by freed Southern African American slaves in the mid-19th century.

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.
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