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Historical Essay

Kemper, Jackson 1789-1870

Episcopal Missionary

Discover the history of pioneer Protestant Episcopal churchman and missionary Jackson Kemper, who established Nashotah House and Racine College

Brief history of the ice harvesting industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

How Wisconsin was Divided

Discover how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery and led to the survey of public lands north of the Ohio River.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

Historical Essay

Lumbering in Wisconsin

Brief history of lumbering in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Porlier, Jacques 1765-1839

Fur Trader and Chief Justice

Biography of fur trader and chief justice of the Brown County Court Jacques Porlier.

An Old Man's Tall Tale

Wisconsin pioneer Joseph Crelie was said to be 139 years old when he was exhibited to spectators in 1864. But how old was he really?

Jesuit Missionary

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

Historical Essay

Marin, Paul, 1692-1753

French Official, Captain and Fur Trader

Biography of French Official, Captain and Fur Trader Paul Marin.

Historical Essay

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Artist and Author

Biography of author and artist George Catlin, who painted Indians.

Soldier, Fur Trader and "Father of Wisconsin"

Brief biography of soldier, fur trader and the "Father of Wisconsin," Charles Michel Langlade.

Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator

Biography of lawyer, judge, politician and land speculator Morgan Lewis Martin.

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Historical Essay

Peshtigo Fire

Brief account of the Peshtigo Fire that, in 1871, destroyed in two hours a swath of forest 10 miles wide and 40 miles long.

Brief history of the Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company.

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

Historical Essay

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.
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