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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

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The First Madison Lodgings

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

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Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.
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