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Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Governors

View a chronological list of Wisconsin governors.

Lawyer, Politician, Land Speculator, Promoter and Author

Biography of lawyer, politician, land speculator and promoter and author of a History of the Territory of Wisconsin, Moses Mccure Strong.

List of Wisconsin's territorial governors from 1836 to 1848 and a brief summation of the responsibilities of the position.

Historical Essay

Surveyor's Tree Blaze

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Surveyor's tree blaze from the 1841 expedition to lay out the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan, found at Trout Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. (Museu

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).
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