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

Historical Essay

Cedar Creek, Washington Co.

Term: Cedar Creek, Washington Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

Historical Essay

Alvin, Town of, Forest Co.

Term: Town of Alvin, Forest Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 29th Infantry

Term: Civil War (29th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Lumberman and Timber Mogul

Biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the lumberman and timber mogul who founded the Weyerhaeuser Company and became the 8th richest American ever.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Essay

Adams, Walworth Co.

Term: Adams, Walworth Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Albion, Town of, Dane Co.

Term: Town of Albion, Dane Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Lawyer, Politician and Judge

Biography of lawyer, politician and judge Edward George Ryan.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

Term: Town of Alto, Fond du Lac Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The Vietnam War

America's Longest, Most Expensive War

Discover the history of America's longest, most expensive war and the incredible events that happened in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Infantry. Includes links to a longer history, the Infantry's roster, list of casualities, original documents and assignments.

Historical Essay

La Follette Casket Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Flag used to drape the caskets of both Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and Jr. (Museum object #1951.187)

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