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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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Father of Wildlife Ecology
French Fur Trader
Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher
Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
Wisconsin Civil War Office, Wisconsin Registrar of Lands
Female War Correspondent
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills
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