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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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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)

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Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

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Swedes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Swedes in Wisconsin.

Handy list of Lumberjack nicknames.

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Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.
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