Historical Essay

York, Dwight A. 1939


Discover the history of Dwight A. York

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

Historical Essay

Anderson, John (1872 - 1929)

Engineer, Inventor, Naval Officer

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Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)

Historical Essay

Middlefort (Madeline Island)

Origin of Middlefort, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Clarence (Farmington)

Origin of Clarence, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

New Buffalo

Origin of New Buffalo, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Aspin, Leslie, 1938-1995


The history of Leslie Aspin.

Historical Essay

De Soto [Winneshiek Landing]

Origin of De Soto, Wisconsin

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James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

Important events in Wisconsin history, from 1622-1699.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, and mustered into service on June 11, 1861.

Historical Essay

CCC Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trunk used by Werner Brunner while working on Civilian Conservation Corps projects in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1934-1935.(Museum object #1990.165.26,A)

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

Origin of the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Peeksville, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard

Read about a very influential Civil War Colonel that served as aide-de-camp to the top commanders of the Iron Brigade. Includes inks to learn more.

Term: Layfayette Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Brief Introduction to Ojibwe Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa

Read about the six bands of Wisconsin Lake Superior Chippewa. Learn more on each band's website about their history, culture, and more.

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