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Historical Essay

Civil War: 17th Infantry

Term: Civil War (17th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 28th Infantry

Term: Civil War (28th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Brief Biography of Joshua Glover

Discover how the slave Joshua Glover escaped and created a new life in the North with the help of the Underground Railroad.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn how Cordelia Harvey established a hospital in Madison to help Civil War soldiers

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Term: Watertown Irish Company (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 49th Infantry

Term: Civil War (49th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Historical Essay

Allis, Louis (1866-1950)

Industrialist and Businessman

Biography of Milwaukee industrialist and businessman Louis Allis.

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 41st Infantry

Term: Civil War (41st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Tredway Rifles (Civil War)

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

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.

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

Historical Essay

World War Two (1939-1945)

Term: World War Two (1939-1945) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.
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