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Historical Essay

Civil War: 17th Infantry

Term: Civil War (17th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mirro Sno-Coaster sled manufactured by Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1955. (Museum object #2006.2.1)

Term: Civil War draft riots (1862) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

List of Wisconsin's territorial governors from 1836 to 1848 and a brief summation of the responsibilities of the position.

Historical Essay

Bra Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Land of the Freed-up Woman American flag banner made from bras, 1971. (Museum object #2000.79.1)

Historical Essay

Paramount records

Brief entry on Paramount records, based out of Grafton, WI, which produced some of the nation's most important early blues recordings.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Newspaperman, Lawyer and Politician

Discover the history of Hiram A. Wright

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Historical Essay

Shotz Brewery Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shotz Brewery smock used in Laverne and Shirley television series, 1976-1980. (Museum object #2006.38.1)

Historical Essay

Flapper Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evening gown worn by Edith Evelyn Nelson to the University of Wisconsin's Junior Prom, c. 1923. (Museum object #1969.147.2)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Brief Biography of Mildred Fish-Harnack

Learn how Mildred Fish went from being a Madison, Wisconsin literary scholar to a Soviet spy in Germany during World War II.

Congressman

Discover the history of Lyman Eddy Barnes

A brief description of the history of dining out as a cultural tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Aqualand Water Ski

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Water ski used at Camp Timberlane for Boys in Northern Wisconsin, 1962. (Museum object #2003.115.1)

Historical Essay

musqueton (Fr.)

Term: musqueton in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief history of the ice harvesting industry in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Ashland County

Origin of Ashland County

Discover the history of Ashland County, Wisconsin
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