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Civil War: 2nd Cavalry

Term: Civil War (2nd Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.

Discover how Wisconsin became a state in 1848 after failing to adopt the 1846 constitution which restricted banking and granted rights to women and blacks.

Read about the early French explorers who mapped and described the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

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Parkman Club

Term: Parkman Club in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Champion Hill, Battle of

Term: Battle of Champion Hill in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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medecin (Fr.)

Term: medecin (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Michigan Territory

Term: Michigan Territory in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

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Constitution of 1846

Term: Constitution of 1846 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Chequamegon Bay

Term: Chequamegon Bay in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

During the Progressive Era, this Milwaukeean helped Jewish immigrants assimilate into American society while maintaining their ethnic heritage.

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G.A.R.

Term: G.A.R. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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greenbacks (Civil War)

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)

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Bad Axe (county)

Term: Bad Axe (county) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

Learn how Wisconsin resident Richard Valentine's invention would change the world

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Fort Mackinac

Term: Fort Mackinac in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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