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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

Slovaks in Wisconsin

Brief history of Slovaks in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the Eastern Orthodox church in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Simplex fluoroscope machine by X-Ray Shoe Fitter, Inc., Milwaukee. Most likely used in a Sturgeon Bay shoe store, c 1945-1955. (Museum object #1992.109)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about how a lieutenant outwitted Confederate soldiers after he was captured in the fog near Petersburg, Virginia

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

Historical Essay

Norse Pottery (1903-1913)

Historical Essay

Floods in Wisconsin

Read a detailed account of the most significant floods in Wisconsin history. This article contains links to photographs and newspaper articles.

Editor and Women's Right Activist

Discover the history of Theodora Winton Youmans

Newspaperman

Discover the history of newspaperman Andrew Jackson Aikens

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

A brief description of the history of dining out as a cultural tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wilson's Creek

Origin of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson's Creek, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)

Historical Essay

Wilder, Thornton (1897-1975)

Novelist and Playwright

Explore the history of playwrite Thorton Wilder

Historical Essay

Ettrick

Origin of Ettrick, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ettrick, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Calumet Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Allis, Edward P. (1824-1889)

Learn more about the entrepreneur and manufacturing innovator who established, Allis Company, Milwaukee's largest industrial employer in the late 1880s.

Historical Essay

Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)

Historical Essay

The Origins of Thanksgiving

It's not What You Might Think

Discover the historical evidence of the first Thanksgiving.
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