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Historical Essay

Wyalusing

Origin of Wyalusing, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wyalusing, Wisconsin

Learn about Robert M. La Follette's significant role in establishing the direct primary elections in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Governors

View a chronological list of Wisconsin governors.

Access Information

View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

Historical Essay

Allis, Louis (1866 - 1950)

Industrialist

Discover the history of Louis Allis

Historical Essay

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Barbee, Lloyd A. (1925-2003)

Civil Rights Advocate and Legislator

Biography of Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee civil rights advocate and legislator.

Professor and Scholar

Discover the history of scholar William Francis Allen

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

Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.

When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

Historical Essay

Baensch, Emil (1857 - 1939)

Lawyer, Politician and Businessman

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Historical Essay

Diamond Hill

Origin of Diamond Hill, Wisconsin

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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Gold Rush Shawl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chinese silk shawl purchased in California during the Gold Rush by Joseph Stroebe of Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1855. (Museum object #1960.10)

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Historical Essay

Fifield

Origin of Fifield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fifield, Wisconsin.

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