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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Politician and Industrialist
Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor
Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism
Founder of Earth Day
Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist
Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin
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