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Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the manmade river it was founded on. Links to pictures.

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

Learn how the landscape of Wisconsin, which was transformed by the glaciers, shaped the history of the state.

Read about how Madison was chosen the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.
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