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Historical Essay

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Origin of Dewey's Corners

Discover the history of Dewey's Corners.

Brief history of the cranberry industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 44th Infantry

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.

Historical Essay

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Dewey, Nelson 1813-1889

Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor

Discover the history of lawyer, land speculator and Wisconsin's first governor Nelson Dewey.

Read about Governor Tommy Thompson's efforts to revitalize Wisconsin's economy and reform the state's welfare programs in the 1980s and 1990s.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Crelie, Joseph 1773-1866

Pioneer and Hoaxer

Biography of Prairie du Chien pioneer and Wisconsin's "oldest man," Joseph Crelie.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 34th Infantry

Term: Civil War (34th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Eden

Origin of Eden, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eden, Wisconsin

Politician and Industrialist

Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 41st Infantry

Term: Civil War (41st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Wilder, Thornton (1897-1975)

Novelist and Playwright

Explore the history of playwrite Thorton Wilder

Historical Essay

Gilman, Taylor County

Origin of Gilman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gilman, Wisconsin.

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