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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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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 29th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 27, 1862.

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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 44th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War at Nashville and Paducah, Kentucky, and lost 58 men.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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WPA (in Wisconsin)

Read about the Works Progress Administration and efforts to create jobs and stimulate the economy in Wisconsin during the Great Depression.

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Welsh in Wisconsin

Read about Welsh immigration to Wisconsin between 1840 and 1890, when many Welsh settled in rural enclaves as farmers

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Vicksburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read this Civil War battle summary, the role played by Wisconsin troops, and links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Middleton, Wisconsin.

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Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

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