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Historical Essay

due bill (logging)

Term: due bill (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about the Cold War, the Korean War, and the rise of the anti-communist movement in the 1950s spearheaded by Joseph McCarthy.

Historical Essay

Big-wheels (logging)

Term: Big-wheels (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War draft riots (1862) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

19th-Century Immigration

Read how improving transportation and the opening of lands formerly held by Indian tribes brought immigrants from Europe and eastern states to Wisconsin.

Term: Shullsburg Light Guard (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Historical Essay

American Journeys

Term: American Journeys in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with then-President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Historical Essay

Awishtoyou

Term: Awishtoyou in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Historical Essay

czarnina (food)

Term: czarnina (food) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about the development of the Republican Party in Wisconsin in the years prior to the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Pearl Fishing

Term: Pearl Fishing in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 39th Infantry

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861.

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Historical Essay

medecin (Fr.)

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

Historical Essay

Michigan Territory

Term: Michigan Territory in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lumberjack Saved Union Fleet

3,000 Dam the Red River

Read this wild story about a Wisconsin Dells lumberjack applying his knowledge of dams to help Union forces escape a Confederate attack.
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