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Historical Essay

Early Two-Piece Bathing Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Two-piece bathing suit worn by Lois Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin, c. 1947. (Museum object #2003.113.6A-B)

Contractor and Politician

Discover the history of Augustus A. Bird

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.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Historical Essay

Howard's Grove

Origin of Howard's Grove, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Howard's Grove, Wisconsin.

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 27th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 7, 1863.

Historical Essay


Origin of Eaton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eaton, Wisconsin.

Brief history of the United Brethrens in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

Term: Abbott [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Historical Essay

Austrians in Wisconsin

Learn about the German Austrianswho emigrated to Wisconsin in the latter half of the 19th century, mainly settling in cities and towns.

Surgeon-General of Wisconsin

Discover the history of Erastus Bradley Wolcott

Historical Essay

Wilderness, Battle of the

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Battle of the Wilderness that occurred from May 5 to June 12, 1864.

The History of the Movement

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.

Brief history of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.
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