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Educator, University President and Author
Zoologist, Professor and University President
Fur Trader, Merchant, Judge and Territorial Legislator
Wisconsin's first Methodist Missionary
Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician
Wisconsin Civil War Officer
Brief biography of Reuben Gold Thwaites
Catholic Priest, Missionary, Architect and Scientist
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin
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