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Brief biography of newspaperman and eventual Governor (1891-1895)

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Historical Essay

Elk Grove

Origin of Elk Grove, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Civil War: 44th Infantry

Term: Civil War (44th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

A Life of Firsts

A Brief Biography of Vel Phillips

Discover the life of trailblazing Wisconsin African-American politician, judge and activist Vel Phillips.

Historical Essay

Drummond

Origin of Drummond, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Discover the history of the Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Historical Essay

Wrightstown (Wright's Ferry)

Origin of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

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Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

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

Historical Essay

Independence

Origin of Independence, Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Charivari (Shivaree)

Learn about charivari, or shivaree, the 19th-century custom of harrassing newlyweds, often on their wedding night.

Historical Essay

Kreiter Piano Company

Learn about the Kreiter Piano Company, which produced pianos in Milwaukee and Marinette between 1880 and 1945.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz 1818 - 1872

Soldier, Journalist and Revolutionary

Discover the history of Fritz Anneke

Historical Essay

Civil War: 9th Infantry

Term: Civil War (9th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Spiritualist's Séance Robe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Séance robe worn by Louise Parke during her work as a Spiritualist in Wisconsin, 1895-1905. (Museum object #1958.650)

Historical Essay

Whitefish Bay

Origin of Whitefish Bay

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A Disappointment that Created a Community

Learn about the most successful Utopian community in Wisconsin, born of a failed doomsday prediction.

Historical Essay

Whitewater

Origin of Whitewater, Wisconsin

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