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Historical Essay

Pike Creek

Term: Pike Creek in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.

Read how Robert La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state government in the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Bull-of-the woods (logging)

Term: Bull-of-the woods (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Historical Essay

kinnickinnic

Term: kinnickinnic in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

lacrosse (game)

Term: lacrosse (game) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, original documents, and histories of Wisconsin regiments.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 373 men.

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Term: Old Abe, the War Eagle in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

coureurs de bois (Fr.)

Term: coureurs de bois (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Sousa Conductor's Baton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conductor's baton presented to Marquette University by John Philip Sousa in 1924. (Museum object #1980.228.12)

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

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

Historical Essay

Kensington Rune Stone

Term: Kensington Rune Stone in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Puankikias

Term: Puankikias in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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