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Governor and Progressive
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, Congressional Medal of Honor, Spanish-American War Soldier,
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumber Mill Owner, Founded the Town of Somerset
Brief biography of Cyrus Hall McCormick
Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor
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