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Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson
Wisconsin Civil War Officer
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Medal of Honor Recipient
Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent
Brief biography of Cyrus Hall McCormick
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 15th Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Congressman
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