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Poux

Term: poux in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 36th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 342 men during service.

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dress parade (Civil War)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about the colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry who was also one of the leaders of the Iron Brigade. This article includes several links.

Wisconsin Works, BadgerCare, Pathways to Independence

Learn about Tommy Thompson's welfare legislation that became a national model for state-supported aid to low-income families and disabled people.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

Term: Janesville City Zouaves (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Catarakouy, Fort

Term: Fort Catarakouy in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Coutume de Paris

Term: Coutume de Paris in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read how workers and trade unions helped improve working conditions and reform state government in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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Civil War: 13th Infantry

Term: Civil War (13th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

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sacred soil (Civil War)

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

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Woman Suffrage Tunic

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parade tunic worn by Wisconsin suffrage supporter during Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 1916. (Museum object #1956.1450)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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abolition

Term: abolition in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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1930s Permanent Wave Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frederics permanent wave machine used in Crisella's Beauty Shop in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, late 1930s. (Museum object #1986.79.2)

A Brief Biography of Margarethe Schurz

Discover the history of the first kindergarten teacher in America.
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