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Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor

Find out about the Wisconsin governor who championed for high standards in the dairy industry and founded the State Dairyman's Association.

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

Lumberman and Timber Mogul

Biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the lumberman and timber mogul who founded the Weyerhaeuser Company and became the 8th richest American ever.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read how Colonel Louis Crane of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry shared his feelings with his brother, James, on the day before the battle of Cedar Mountain

Historical Essay

Albion, Dane Co.

Term: Albion, Dane Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Centerville [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Alvin, Forest Co.

Term: Alvin, Forest Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Infantry. Includes links to a longer history, the Infantry's roster, list of casualities, original documents and assignments.

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Read an account of the French explorer who claimed much of Wisconsin for France and who traded with several Indian tribes near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Term: Town of Algoma, Winnebago Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Author and Editor

Biography of author and editor Ray Stannard Baker, also known as David Grayson.

Historical Essay

Cedar Falls, Dunn Co.

Term: Cedar Falls, Dunn Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Allouez Bay [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the second day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Confederate troops drive the 6th Wisconsin Infantry from the battlefield

Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Flapper Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evening gown worn by Edith Evelyn Nelson to the University of Wisconsin's Junior Prom, c. 1923. (Museum object #1969.147.2)

Hero of the Confederacy

Discover the story of Belle Boyd, the celebrity Civil War spy who died while performing in the Wisconsin Dells.
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