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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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Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

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Sundae Sermon

Defining Sundaes

Was the first ice cream sundae made in Wisconsin or New York? Give this whimsical story a read and come to your own conclusion.

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Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

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Peshtigo Fire

Brief account of the Peshtigo Fire that, in 1871, destroyed in two hours a swath of forest 10 miles wide and 40 miles long.

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Mirro Aluminum Company

Learn about a company that was once the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum cooking utensils. Includes links to images and a history of the industry.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Brief history of the fishing industry in Wisconsin.

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Disasters in Wisconsin

Learn about the meaning of "disasters in Wisconsin" and the various tragedies the state endured.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.
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