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Historical Essay

Paul, Les, 1915-2009

Legendary Guitarist and Electronics Innovator

Learn about Les Paul, pioneer of the solid-body guitar and innovator in recording techniques.

Founder of Sauk City

Read about Agoston Haraszthy, the Hungarian immigrant who founded Sauk City and planted the first hops in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Corinth, Second Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that took place in Corinth, Mississippi. The article details Wisconsin's significant role in this Union victory.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 43rd Infantry

Term: Civil War (43rd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 49th Infantry

Term: Civil War (49th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Abrahams, Jim 1944 -

Term: Jim Abrahams (1944-) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador

Read about General Edward Stuybesant Bragg from Fond du Lac, who served with the Iron Brigade in the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Neenah Rifles (Civil War)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Office, Wisconsin Registrar of Lands

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 28th Infantry

Term: Civil War (28th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Aqualand Water Ski

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Water ski used at Camp Timberlane for Boys in Northern Wisconsin, 1962. (Museum object #2003.115.1)

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

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 23rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 30, 1862.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The exposed underwear of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry prompts a polite suggestion from a little girl.

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.
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