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Historical Essay

Wisconsin Firsts

Brief list of Wisconsin "firsts."

Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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

Historical Essay

Petrified Man Hoax

Brief description of the Petrified Man Hoax.

Brief history of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.

Historical Essay

Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Frank Holton Company

Brief history of the Frank Holton Company.

Historical Essay

Woodman, Cyrus 1814-1889

Lawyer, Land Agent, Banker and Lumberman

Biography of lawyer, land agent, banker and lumberman Cyrus Woodman.

Historical Essay

Bascom, John (1827-1911)

Educator, University President and Author

Brief biography of John Bascom, president of the University of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1887.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Quinney, John W. (1797-1855)

Indian Sachem and Leader

Biography of Stockbridge Indian sachem John Quinney who helped secure full-value payment for their land and organized their removal to Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Cheese in Wisconsin

Brief history of cheese in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Brief description of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

Professor, Author and Historian

Biography of professor and author Frederick Jackson Turner who shaped American history research

Zoologist, Professor and University President

Biography of zoologist and professor Edward Asahel Birge who was president of the University of Wisconsin from 1918 to 1925.

Brief history of the General Motors plant in Janesville.

Historical Essay

Boy's Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by John Kiser as a child near Oregon, Wisconsin, c. 1856. (Museum object #1950.5744)
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