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Historical Essay

Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Brief history of the 1883 Capitol collapse disaster.

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

Historical Essay

Disasters in Wisconsin

Learn about the meaning of "disasters in Wisconsin" and the various tragedies the state endured.

Historical Essay

Newhall House fire (1883)

Brief overview of the fire that burned down The Newhall House, a large hotel in Milwaukee, in 1883.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

Brief history of Wisconsin's various capitol buildings built and destroyed over the decades.

Historical Essay

Peshtigo Fire

Brief account of the Peshtigo Fire that, in 1871, destroyed in two hours a swath of forest 10 miles wide and 40 miles long.

Historical Essay

Newhall House Hotel Fire

The Tragedy of January 10, 1883

Read about the tragic fire that burned down Milwaukee landmark, the Newhall House Hotel, leaving 76 dead.

The Virgin Mary Appears to an Illiterate Peasant Girl

Learn about the first and only manifestation of the Virgin Mary in the United States near Green Bay, confirmed by the Vatican.
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