Historical Essay

World War Two (1939-1945)

Term: World War Two (1939-1945) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Banker, Politician, Congressman and Railroad Promoter

Biography of banker, politician, Congressman and railroad promoter and executive Alexander Mitchell.

Historical Essay

Civil War Home Front

Historical Essay

Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin


Discover the history of Roy Chapman Andrews (1884 - 1960)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

General Bragg recalls Captain Dennis Dailey, of Company G, 6th Wisconsin Regiment, who attempted to seize an entire Confederate brigade by himself

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)


Discover the history of John Christian Brandel.

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

Term: Union Light Guard (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

The Surprise and Aftermath of a Miraculous Birth

Discover the sad story of the naturally-conceived set of quintuplets born in Watertown, believed to be the first set of quintuplets in the U.S.

Historical Essay

Flora (Fairfield)

Origin of Flora, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Ashland, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Grafton, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Potter Law (1874)

Brief explanation of The Potter Law (1874).

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Veterinarian and Professor

Explore the history of veterinarian and professor Alexander Septimus Alexander

Historical Essay

Stevens, Brooks, 1911-1995

Industrial Designer

Learn more about this Milwaukeean whose life's work greatly influenced the field of industrial design and the art of salesmanship.

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