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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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Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.

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Dutch in Wisconsin

Leart about Dutch immigration to Wisconsin, which peaked between 1840 and 1890 and was divided into Protestant and Catholic group.

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Slovenians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Slovenians who settled in cities in the southern and eastern parts of the state in large numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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

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Baptists in Wisconsin

Learn about the Baptist congregations which began organizing in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

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Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Brief history of the various reformed churches brought to Wisconsin by German and Dutch immigrants.

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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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