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English in Wisconsin

Brief history of English immigrants in Wisconsin.

Zoologist, Professor and University President

Biography of zoologist and professor Edward Asahel Birge who was president of the University of Wisconsin from 1918 to 1925.

Brief biography of the Ho-Chunk Indian Family, Glory of the Morning Decorah and her children and grandchildren Spoon, Old, One-Eyed, and Waukon.

Brief history of the General Motors plant in Janesville.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor

Learn about the German born man who would become Wisconsin's 8th governor. This article includes links to original documents.

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Monona

Origin of Monona, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Monona, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Caine Mutiny Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Naval uniform costume worn by actor Fred MacMurray in the 1954 motion picture "The Caine Mutiny." (Museum object #2009.19.1)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 3rd Infantry

Term: Civil War (3rd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Depere Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Boy's Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by John Kiser as a child near Oregon, Wisconsin, c. 1856. (Museum object #1950.5744)

Historical Essay

Capital, Attempted Removal

Brief description of the various attempts to move the Wisconsin Capitol building to other locations.

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

Historical Essay

Fallen Timbers, Battle of

Read about the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the subsequent Treety of Greenville which compelled the Indians to treat with the United States

Historical Essay

Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 30th Infantry

Term: Civil War (30th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Eau Claire

Origin of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Fur Trader

Brief biography of Queen Marinette, well-known for her charity work with the impoverished and sick. Marinette city and county adopted her name in tribute.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 39th Infantry

Term: Civil War (39th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gill's Landing

Origin of Gill's Landing, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Landing, Wisconsin.
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