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Historical Essay

Muir, John (1838-1914)

Conservationist, Writer, Explorer

Learn about the conservationist who was instrumental in the creation of Yosemite National Park. This article contains links to several primary sources.

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

Historical Essay

Cyrus Woodman (1814 - 1889)

Lawyer, Land agent, Banker, Lumberman

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Historical Essay

Poskin

Origin of Poskin, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Poskin, Wisconsin

Ojibwe Chief

Biography of Ojibwe chief Joe Gishkitawag "Cut Ear" White, who was murdered by white game wardens.

Historical Essay

Moro

Origin of Moro, Wisconsin

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Hayward

Origin of Hayward, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hayward, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Slavery in Wisconsin

Brief history of slavery in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Oconto County

Origin of Oconto County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Oconto County, Wisconsin.

Fur Trader

Brief bio of Augustin Grignon, a fur trader who ran a gristmill and flour mill at Kaukauna.

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Foster's Ferry (Fulton)

Origin of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mining in Northern Wisconsin

The Boom and Bust of the 19th Century

Discover how the copper boom and bust of the 19th century permanently altered the communities of northern Wisconsin.

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Historical Essay

Winneconne

Origin of Winneconne, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Misha Mokwa

Origin of Misha Mokwa, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Misha Mokwa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Governors

View a chronological list of Wisconsin governors.

Historical Essay

Nabob

Origin of Nabob, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nabob, Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

The Genesis of Modern Wisconsin

Discovery the history of the Woodland and Middle Mississippean Indian cultures and their relationship to modern Wisconsin.
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