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Historical Essay

Depression and Unemployment

Hard Times in Wisconsin

Discover the role Wisconsin played in ending the Great Depression

Historical Essay

Aionez

Term: Aionez in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gay Purge of 1962

Learn about the Gay Purge of 1962 that took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brief history of electrical power in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Winans, John 1831 - 1907

Lawyer and Congressman

Discover the history of John Winans

The Surprise and Aftermath of a Miraculous Birth

Discover the sad story of the naturally-conceived set of quintuplets born in Watertown, believed to be the first set of quintuplets in the U.S.

Lawyer

Discover the history of lawyer Harold Mclean Wilkie

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Babcock, Stephen, 1843-1931

Read about the agricultural chemist at the University of Wisconsin whose extensive research led to advances in the dairy industry.

Historical Essay

War of 1812 Cannonball

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fragment of six-pound cannonball fired in battle between American and British forces on July 1814 at Prairie du Chien, Illinois Territory (now Wisconsin).

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

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Black Voting Rights Activist

Biography of Ezekiel Gillespie who was active in Milwaukee's small Black community, especially on voting rights issues.

Historical Essay

Freya

Origin of Freya, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Freya, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Barbee, Lloyd A. (1925-2003)

Civil Rights Advocate and Legislator

Biography of Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee civil rights advocate and legislator.

Read an account of the history of recall elections in Wisconsin. This article also includes a Wisconsin recall timeline and citations of scholarly sources.

Historical Essay

Gibbsville (Lima)

Origin of Gibbsville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gibbsville, Wisconsin.

Merchant and Businessman

Discover the history of Alvin Blanchard

Historical Essay

Agriculture in Wisconsin

Read about agriculture in Wisconsin as practiced by both Native Americans and white settlers.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.
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