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Historical Essay

Ounepigon (Lake)

Term: Ounepigon (Lake) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Historical Essay

Mahican

Term: Mahican in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

Historical Essay

National Women's Party

Term: National Women's Party in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Land Grant Scandal

Term: Land Grant Scandal in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Gay Purge of 1962

Term: Gay Purge of 1962 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Siegel Guards (Civil War)

Term: Siegel Guards (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, an Wisconsin Irishman, casually extinguishes a burning fuse that lands among the troops

Historical Essay

Woman Suffrage Tunic

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parade tunic worn by Wisconsin suffrage supporter during Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 1916. (Museum object #1956.1450)

Historical Essay

The Wisconsin Angel

A Brief Biography of Cordelia Harvey

Discover how Cordelia Harvey went from teaching school children to petitioning President Abraham Lincoln for Wisconsin hospitals.

Historical Essay

Leader of the Menominee

A Brief Biography of Chief Oshkosh

Discover how Chief Oshkosh refused to cede his people's land to the US government during the Trail of Tears.

Term: Grant County Sixth (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Travel and Tourism

Discover how advancements in transportation, especially railroads and later the automobile,aided the growth of tourism in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Historical Essay

Limb (Civil War)

Term: Limb Civil War slang with the defination in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

Term: Civil War (3rd Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Brief Introduction to Ojibwe Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa

Read about the six bands of Wisconsin Lake Superior Chippewa. Learn more on each band's website about their history, culture, and more.

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