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A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Historical Essay

Elba

Origin of Elba, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elba, Wisconsin.

Professor and university president

Discover the history of university president Paul Ansel Chadbourne

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

Newspaperman

Discover the history of newspaperman Andrew Jackson Aikens

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)

Historical Essay

Estonians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Estonians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Zablocki, Clement J. 1912

Politician

Discover the history of Clement J. Zablocki

Historical Essay

Niagara (shipwreck, 1856)

Brief description of the burning of the steamer Niagara. Congressman John B. Macy of Empire, Fond du Lac County, was numbered among the victims.

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

Historical Essay

Evansville

Origin of Evansville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Evansville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

1880s "Aesthetic" Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tea gown inspired by the "Aesthetic" Movement of the late nineteenth century, worn by Annie Cronk of Oregon, Wisconsin, c. 1881. (Museum object #1952.128)

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)

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Historical Essay

Civil War: 16th Infantry

Term: Civil War (16th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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