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Historical Essay

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 15th Infantry

Term: Civil War (15th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Winneconne

Origin of Winneconne, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winneconne, Wisconsin

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.

Historical Essay

First Practical Typewriter

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sholes & Glidden typewriter developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed c. 1874. (Museum object #1964.31)

Historical Essay

Nolen, John, 1869-1937

Urban Planning in Wisconsin

Learn about the man whose vision as an urban planner helped transform the city of Madison, the state park system, and the University of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Glenwood

Origin of Glenwood, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Glenwood, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Newhall House fire (1883)

Brief overview of the fire that burned down The Newhall House, a large hotel in Milwaukee, in 1883.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Walter Alexander

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Lumberman and Timber Mogul

Biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the lumberman and timber mogul who founded the Weyerhaeuser Company and became the 8th richest American ever.

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Another Time's Norms

The Antiquated Belief of a Chief Justice

Discover Wisconsin Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan's opinion on women and court

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Emigrant Agency

Brief history of the Wisconsin Emigrant Agency.

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Act

Term: Fugitive Slave Act in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Babcock, Stephen, 1843-1931

Read about the agricultural chemist at the University of Wisconsin whose extensive research led to advances in the dairy industry.

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