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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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Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

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

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Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

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Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin

Learn about a case that created much racial tension between white settlers and the Menominee Indians. This article includes a link to a longer article.

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Original Model Barbie Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Barbie doll purchased in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1961. (Museum object #1972.17.10)

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

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Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 5, 1862.
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