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

Discover the significant role that the Peace Pipe has played in a number of moments throughout Wisconsin's history.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Here is the story of Wisconsin's first elections.

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Read a short biography about this U.S. Senator famous for his penny-pinching attitude toward government spending and his courage in taking unpopular stands

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.
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