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Historical Essay

20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Pewit's Nest

Term: Pewit's Nest in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

American Water Spaniel

Term: American Water Spaniel in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Girls

Term: Industrial School for Girls in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fruit Famer, Postmaster

Historical Essay

Caron, or Carron"

Term: Caron, or Carron in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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cut-over

Term: cut-over in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

occident, occidentale (Fr.)

Term: occident, occidentale (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

"Carryings-on" (Civil War)

Term: 'Carryings-on' Civil War slang with the defination in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

Historical Essay

X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Simplex fluoroscope machine by X-Ray Shoe Fitter, Inc., Milwaukee. Most likely used in a Sturgeon Bay shoe store, c 1945-1955. (Museum object #1992.109)

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Term: Milwaukee Light Guard (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

hardtack (Civil War)

Term: hardtack (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Bucking-board (logging)

Term: Bucking-board (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

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bourgeois (Fr.)

Term: bourgeois (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Model 2500 bonded carbon/aluminum racing bicycle, made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, Waterloo, Wisconsin in 1988. (Museum object # 2005.135.1)

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Calks (logging)

Term: Calks (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin troops' role in the 10-month Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which led to the surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 32nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (32nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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