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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Join cantankerous British geologist George Featherstonehaugh as travels to Madison in 1837 and finds things not as he expected them to be

The story of Mary Hayes-Chynoweth, one of Wisconsin's best-known mystics who also predicted the future on a number of occasions.

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The Budget Deficit of 1921

Read about Gov. John J. Blaine's plan to deal with the Budget Deficit of 1921.

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Fort Koshkonong

Learn the story surrounding the building of Fort Koshkonong by General Henry Atkinson.

Learn about the various visits Presidents have made to Wisconsin's Capitol city!

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The First Madison Lodgings

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Discover how Wisconsin got it's first printing press.

Read about how Madison was chosen the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Discover this bittersweetly tragic story that brings together a feminist pioneer and the infant her husband found in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.
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