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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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Plants native to Wisconsin

Brief description of plants native to Wisconsin.

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

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Wisconsin Firsts

Brief list of Wisconsin "firsts."

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

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Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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

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Petrified Man Hoax

Brief description of the Petrified Man Hoax.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 52nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison in April 1865, at the very end of the war.

Brief history of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.

A Disappointment that Created a Community

Learn about the most successful Utopian community in Wisconsin, born of a failed doomsday prediction.
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