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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Read about how Madison was chosen the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

The Constitutional Convention's Influence on the City

Find out where some of the most traveled streets of Madison got their names.
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