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Historical Essay

Wood, Joseph (1811 - 1890)

Businessman and Politician

Discover the history of Joseph Wood

Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Read about the war eagle who served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. This article contains links to original documents, images, and accounts.

Historical Essay

Crelie, Joseph 1773-1866

Pioneer and Hoaxer

Biography of Prairie du Chien pioneer and Wisconsin's "oldest man," Joseph Crelie.

Historical Essay

Robert M. La Follette

Governor and Progressive

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

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.

A Warrior Prepared to Die is Disappointed

Discover the story of a Ho-Chunk warrior who surrenders and is grieved at receiving a fair trial.

Historical Essay

Abrahamson, Shirley S. 1933

Term: Shirley S. Abrahamson (1933) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Short History of Wisconsin

Lawyer

Discover the history of lawyer Harold Mclean Wilkie

Politician and Industrialist

Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 37th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 9, 1864.

Historical Essay

Purim Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Costume worn by Gary Ray Howards of Racine during the Jewish holiday of Purim, 1957. (Museum object #2003.20.2)

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

Learn about the creation of the U.S. Social Security system and Wisconsin's extensive influence on the program.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Lawyer, Politician, Land Speculator, Promoter and Author

Biography of lawyer, politician, land speculator and promoter and author of a History of the Territory of Wisconsin, Moses Mccure Strong.

Historical Essay

Rosaline Peck's Violin

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Violin and bow played by Madison, Wisconsin pioneer Rosaline Peck, 1830s. (Museum object #1969.304.2,A)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Co. F of the 29th Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops, was the only African American Civil War unit credited to Wisconsin

Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor

Find out about the Wisconsin governor who championed for high standards in the dairy industry and founded the State Dairyman's Association.

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