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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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Confederacy President's Experience in Wisconsin

Discover the history of Confederacy president Jefferson Davis in Wisconsin

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Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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Civil War Loyalty Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

20-star United States Flag used in initiation ceremonies to the Union League, where members swore to protect the Union and its values, Prairie du Chien, Wi

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Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

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Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

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Fox Wars, 1712-1730

Brief run down of the events surrounding the series of confrontations between the Fox Indians and the French, largely fought between 1712 and 1730.

Brief sumamtion of the Battle of Prairie du Chien.

Brief history of The American Revolution (in Wisconsin).

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

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Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.
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