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Historical Essay

Eagle

Origin of Eagle, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Episcopals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Episcopals in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Term: Civil War (10th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Historical Essay

State Capitol Spittoon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ornamented bronze cuspidor (spittoon) used in the Wisconsin State Capitol, c. 1915-1955. (Museum object #1955.3600,A-B)

Historical Essay

Liquor Riot (1850)

Term: Liquor Riot (1850) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gas Stations in Wisconsin

Learn about the first service stations in Wisconsin.

Adventurer, Explorer and Real Life Indiana Jones

Biography of Roy Chapman Andrews Jones, noted adventurer, explorer and possible model for the character of Indiana Jones.

Historical Essay

Hull

Origin of Hull, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hull, Wisconsin.

Fur Trader and Explorer

Brief biography of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers who was a fur trader and explorer.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (early)

Brief history of early roads in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mosel

Origin of Mosel, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mosel, Wisconsin.

Banker

Discover the history of Washington Becker

Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Term: Ahnapee [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gratiot

Origin of Gratiot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gratiot, Wisconsin.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

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