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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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Discover how Wisconsin got it's first printing press.

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these first hand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance, and women's rights.

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights

Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine use the power of law as a powerful force for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.

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Epidemic Anniversary

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

Wisconsin pioneer Joseph Crelie, might have been exhibited to spectators in 1864 as being 139 years old. But how old was he really?

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

In 1959 Rev. A.A.A. Schmirler traced the path Fr. Rene Menard took in 1661 down northern Wisconsins rivers to discover where Menard likely died.

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More Bank Failures (1857)

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

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Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.
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