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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Congressional Medal of Honor, Spanish-American War Soldier,
Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor
French Exploration of the North American Interior
Pioneer Fur Trader
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor
Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
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