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A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician
The Spiritual Father of Social Security
French Exploration of the North American Interior
Wisconsin Civil War Officer
Father of Wildlife Ecology
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