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A brief description of the history of mining operations in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)

Author and Diplomat

Discover the history of author and diplomat Rasmus Born Anderson

Lumberman and Timber Mogul

Biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the lumberman and timber mogul who founded the Weyerhaeuser Company and became the 8th richest American ever.

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

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Sewer Socialism

How Wisconsin Became America's Most Socialist State

Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin became America's first Socialist city.

Historical Essay

George Pollard's Palette

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Used by the artist George Pollard of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as a 'scrapbook' of his distinguished career. (Museum object #2007.108.1)

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

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Zaborski, Richard J. 1927

Politician and Veteran

Discover the history of Richard J. Zaborski

Historical Essay

Electrical Power

How Wisconsin Became an Electrical Pioneer

Discover the electrical innovations that made Wisconsin one of America's most important electric centers

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Catholic Priest

Explore the history of Bronislaus Celichowski

Newspaperman

Discover the history of Frank Edmund Andrews

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reclining seat designed by Brooks Stevens for one of the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha luxury railroad cars, 1948 (Museum object #1991.92)

Historical Essay

Aionez

Term: Aionez in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on February 27, 1865.

Journalist and Politician

Discover the history of journalist and politician Albert Olaus Barton

Historical Essay

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

Learn how the trial of Menominee Chief Oshkosh, one of the most famous in Wisconsin history, pitted Indian traditional justice against white man's law.
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