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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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How Industry Transformed the State

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

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

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Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

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Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.
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