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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson
Conservationist, Preservationist and Writer
Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers
Pioneer Settler and Indian Trader
Journalist, Revolutionary and Union Army Officer
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Congressional Medal of Honor, Spanish-American War Soldier,
Politician and Industrialist
Lumberman and Timber Mogul
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat
Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
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