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Historical Essay

Ettrick

Origin of Ettrick, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ettrick, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

French in Wisconsin

Brief history of the French in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

William Beaumont (1785-1853)

Surgeon and Physician

Discover the history of William Beaumont

A brief description of the history of dining out as a cultural tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Perryville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where more than 7,500 soldliers were killed.

Historical Essay

Berger, Meta 1873-1944

The history of Meta Berger.

Historical Essay

Frank Holton Company

Brief history of the Frank Holton Company.

Historical Essay

Eagle Diamond

Learn about the diamond that was found in the town of Eagle, Wisconsin in 1876. This article details the controversy surrounding the diamond.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Term: Civil War (10th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)

Historical Essay

Woodman, Cyrus 1814-1889

Lawyer, Land Agent, Banker and Lumberman

Biography of lawyer, land agent, banker and lumberman Cyrus Woodman.

Historical Essay

De Soto [Winneshiek Landing]

Origin of De Soto, Wisconsin

Discover the history of De Soto, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Civil War Draft Drum

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Military draft raffle drum used to select draftee names in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Civil War, 1863-1864. (Museum object #1966.174)

Historical Essay

Montoville

Origin of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Professor

Discover the history of Theodore Lyman Wright

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Historical Essay

Silver Wedding Presents

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Silver ladle and spoon given to Syndonia (Hobbins) Jackson of Madison, Wisconsin as a wedding present, 1872. (Museum object #1955.304,A)

Brief biography of fomer WI governor William Augustus Barstow (1813 - 1865).
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