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arched roof (architecture)

Term: arched roof (architecture) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.

Learn how Wisconsin became an industrial center in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Canthook (logging)

Term: Canthook (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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pouce (Fr.)

Term: pouce (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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castor (Fr.)

Term: castor (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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court martials (Civil War)

Term: court martials (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Badger State Flying Artillery (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Civil War: 11th Infantry

Term: Civil War (11th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

From Slave to Healer

Learn about Mary Ann Menard, Wisconsin's first doctor.

A Brief Introduction to Ojibwe Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa

Read about the six bands of Wisconsin Lake Superior Chippewa. Learn more on each band's website about their history, culture, and more.

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

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conscript (Civil War)

Term: conscript (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Pioneer in Home Economics

This woman served as the first female professor at Kansas State Agricultural College. Read about her role as state leader of the Home Economics Extension.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

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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)

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pied (Fr.)

Term: pied (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Babcock, Stephen, 1843-1931

Read about the agricultural chemist at the University of Wisconsin whose extensive research led to advances in the dairy industry.
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