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Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz 1818 - 1872

Soldier, Journalist and Revolutionary

Discover the history of Fritz Anneke

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)

The Printer and the Priest

Discover how Wisconsin got its first printing press, and the impact that a Catholic priest would have on Ho-Chunk literacy.

Historical Essay

Aaron [origin of place name]

Term: Aaron [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

Historical Essay

Big Boy

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trade figure from the Big Boy restaurant on South Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971-1985. (Museum object #1993.52)

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Casey FitzRandolph’s racing skin worn during the 2003-2004 World Cup speed skating events. (Museum object #2005.146.1)

Historical Essay

Allis, Charles (1853 - 1918)

Industrialist and Financier

Discover the history of Charles Allis

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights

Learn how Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine used the power of law for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fond du Lac Manufacturer

Episcopal bishop

Discover the history of William Edmond Armitage

Some Interesting Stories of the Winnebago Chief

Read about Ho-Chunk Chief Dandy's interesting and friendly interactions with white settlers in Wisconsin, even while he was a fugitive.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a letter from an anonymous writer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry that applauds the positive impact of women in the army.

Land Speculator and Businessman

Biography of fur trader, lumberman, land speculator and businessman Hercules Louis Dousman.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)

Editor and Women's Right Activist

Discover the history of Theodora Winton Youmans

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

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

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.
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