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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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Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

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Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin.

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Sioux Uprising (1862)

Brief description of the 1862 Sioux Uprising.

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Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.

Read about the pottery industry in Wisconsin, which began when English potters emigrated in the 1840s and operated until the early 20th century.

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Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.
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