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Historical Essay

More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 18th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Trowbridge in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 15, 1862.

Historical Essay

Paine, Byron, 1827-1871

Civil Rights Law

Learn about the Milwaukee based lawyer who won two of Wisconsin's most important civil rights cases and was on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

WPA (in Wisconsin)

Read about the Works Progress Administration and efforts to create jobs and stimulate the economy in Wisconsin during the Great Depression.

During the Progressive Era, this Milwaukeean helped Jewish immigrants assimilate into American society while maintaining their ethnic heritage.

Read about Wisconsin's Indian tribes and their changing legal status throughout the 20th century.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read how Colonel Louis Crane of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry shared his feelings with his brother, James, on the day before the battle of Cedar Mountain

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

Historical Essay

John R. Commons, 1862-1945

The Spiritual Father of Social Security

Read about the life of the "spiritual father" of Social Security and his connection with Progressive Wisconsin ideals.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Oldest known surviving license plate in Wisconsin, issued to a Mount Horeb man, 1905. (Museum object #1966.493.1)

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

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)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, and mustered into service for three years on June 11, 1861.

Historical Essay

Ezra Pound's Wisconsin Roots

Discover literary giant Ezra Pound's connection to the frontier wilds of Wisconsin.
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