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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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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.

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Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

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.

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Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Wau

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

Brief history of the quarrying industry in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the cranberry industry in Wisconsin.

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