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Discover the history of physician Augustus Leon Beier

The Brief Stay of Rutherford B. Hayes

Discover the visits US presidents have paid to Wisconsin

Resource Description

Draper Manuscripts

Brief explanation of the importance of the manuscripts of Lyman Copeland Draper.

Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Mathilde, 1817-1884

This woman founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States. Read about her dedication to women's rights and her opposition to slavery.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Jar of marbles used in Wisconsin fair exhibits by Professor John Sweet Donald of the University of Wisconsin during the 1920s. (Museum object #1953.663)

Historical Essay

The Origin of Milwaukee


Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin got its name

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac

Origin of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Discover the history of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Newton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Newton, Wisconsin.

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

Scotch Giant's Shoe Last

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shoe last (form) used to make boots for Frederick Shadick of Cottage Inn, Wisconsin, 1849-1854. (Museum object #1968.15.1)

Historical Essay

Whitefish Lake

Origin of Whitefish Lake

Discover the history of Whitefish Lake, Wisconsin

Historical Essay


Origin of Perry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Perry, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Historical Essay

Kickapoo Indians

A Brief Introduction

Read about the term Kickapoo Indians and learn more through links to Kickapoo tribes in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Historical Essay


Origin of Karlsborg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Karlsborg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Schlitz, Joseph 1831 - 1875

brewer, businessman

Brief biography of brewer and businessman Joseph Schlitz (1831-1875).

Brief history of Wisconsin's various capitol buildings built and destroyed over the decades.

Economist and Professor

Discover the history of economist Thomas Sewall Adams

Historical Essay

Columbia Rifles (Civil War)

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