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

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Historical Essay

Ainsworth, John H. 1940

Term: John H. Ainsworth 1940 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Origin of the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 269 men during that service.

Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.

Madeline Island Museum

Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.

Historical Essay


Origin of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Classroom Material

What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome

Explore a collection of decorated Easter eggs.

Lawyer and Railroad Executive

Discover the history of Edwin Hale Abbot

National History Day in Wisconsin

See who is sponsoring National History Day in Wisconsin.

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Walter Alexander

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.

Historical Essay

Fort Miami

Origin of Fort Miami, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fort Miami, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Woodville (Kelly's Switch)

Origin of Woodville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodville, Wisconsin
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