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Historical Essay

Wau

Read about the possible historic origins of the frequently used syllable "wau" in the geographic names of Wisconsin.

A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson

Learn how Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson were inspired as boys to create the world's largest motorcycle company.

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

The Surprise and Aftermath of a Miraculous Birth

Discover the sad story of the naturally-conceived set of quintuplets born in Watertown, believed to be the first set of quintuplets in the U.S.

A brief description of the history of mining operations in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Professor, University President, Geologist and Author

Discover the history of professor, university president, geologist and author, Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, who establishing the university extension.

Historical Essay

Commercial Fruit Production

Read about the trials and tribulations of commercial fruit production in Wisconsin from 1854 until the early 20th century.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

Historical Essay

Red Arrow Division

Brief history of the Red Arrow Division.

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.

Read about the development of an official public education system in Wisconsin. This article includes several links.

Explorer and Trader

Biography of Daniel Greysolon Sieur Duluth who helped protect the Wisconsin area against raids of the Iroquois.

Brief history of the Eastern Orthodox church in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Executions in Wisconsin

This article contains a detailed timeline of the fifteen legal executions that have taken place in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Historical Essay

Dutch in Wisconsin

Leart about Dutch immigration to Wisconsin, which peaked between 1840 and 1890 and was divided into Protestant and Catholic group.

Historical Essay

Dairyland Rat Poison

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dairyland Rat Poison container made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. of Milwaukee, 1955-1965. (Museum object #1999.143.34)

A Wisconsin Educator

Read about the Wisconsinite who was one of the first women to attend the University of Wisconsin and became the president of Milwaukee-Downer College.

Historical Essay

Artisans Day Ribbon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Artisans Day Ribbon possibly worn during parade in Milwaukee, September 3, 1888. (Museum object #H12653)

Historical Essay

Forest County Potawatomi

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Forest County Potawatomi band of Wisconsin.

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