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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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Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

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Universalists in Wisconsin

Brief history of Universalists in Wisconsin.

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Death Penalty in Wisconsin

Brief history of the death penalty in Wisconsin.

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Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

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Hill Street Blues Badge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Police captain's badge prop worn by Wisconsin's Daniel J. Travanti on the television series Hill Street Blues, 1981-1987. (Museum object #2007.41.2)

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African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

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Notable Fires in Wisconsin

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

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Death to Capital Punishment

How Wisconsin Eliminated the Death Penalty

Read about the final person to be executed in Wisconsin before the state prohibited the death penalty.

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

Brief history of railroad disasters in Wisconsin.
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