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Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

A Priest Follows Another Priest's 300-Year-Old Path to Death

Learn how Rev. A. A. A. Schmirler traced the path Fr. Rene Menard took in 1661 down northern Wisconsin's rivers to the likely spot of his death.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Brief history of the cranberry industry in Wisconsin.

Read an account of the history of recall elections in Wisconsin. This article also includes a Wisconsin recall timeline and citations of scholarly sources.

Historical Essay

Wau

Read about the possible historic origins of the frequently used syllable "wau" in the geographic names of Wisconsin.

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Historical Essay

Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the quarrying industry in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Businessman and Historical Society President

Biography of Wisconsin businessman and president of the Wisconsin Historical Society David Clark Everest.

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