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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Montreal River

Origin of the Montreal River

Discover the history of the Montreal River

Historical Essay

Fort Atkinson

Origin of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Essay


Origin of Millville, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Kenosha County

Origin of Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

Professor and university president

Discover the history of university president Paul Ansel Chadbourne

Historical Essay


Origin of Ottawa, Wisconsin

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The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Origin of the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Wyalusing, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Hainesville, Wisconsin

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Former Milwaukee Mayor

Discover the history of Carl Frederick Zeidler

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

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

Historical Essay

Island No. 10, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to related images and original documents.

Historical Essay

Angel on Snowshoes

A Brief Biography of Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Essay

Green Lake

Origin of Green Lake, Wisconsin

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Lawyer, Banker and Politician

Discover the history of Alexander Wilson
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