Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Historical Essay

Wood County

Origin of Wood County, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Stephen Bolles (1866 - 1941)

Newspaperman and Politician

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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Read about the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Fennimore, Wisconsin

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Discover the history of John Francis Appleby

Historical Essay

Schorer, Mark 1908-1977

Novelist, Biographer, Scholar and Teacher

Biography of novelist, biographer, scholar and teacher Mark Schorer.

Historical Essay

Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chest of drawers with mirror designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for commercial market, c. 1955. (Museum object #1995.2.2.1-2)

Historical Essay

Zimmerman, Robert C. 1910

Politician and Secretary of State

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Civil War Battle Summary

Discover the role that Wisconsin troops, including Menominee warriors and our only unit of Black soldiers, played in a dramatic Civil War battle.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 1st Cavalry

Term: Civil War (1st Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History


Discover the history of Emma F. Brookmire

Historical Essay

Wisconsin State flag

Brief history of the Wisconsin State flag.

Historical Essay

Ameche, Don 1908 - 1993

Actor and Academy Award Winner

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Historical Essay

Civil War: 40th Infantry

Term: Civil War (40th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

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