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Historical Essay

Winooski

Origin of Winooski, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winooski, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Hill Street Blues Badge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Police captain's badge prop worn by Wisconsin's Daniel J. Travanti on the television series Hill Street Blues, 1981-1987. (Museum object #2007.41.2)

Historical Essay

Montrose

Origin of Montrose, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Montrose, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wrightstown (Wright's Ferry)

Origin of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 52nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison in April 1865, at the very end of the war.

Agricultural Innovator

Biography of Racine-based Jerome Increase Case, one of the leaders in the agricultural revolution.

Historical Essay

Monroe

Origin of Monroe, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Monroe, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)

Historical Essay

Dodge Center

Origin of Dodge Center, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dodge Center, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lice Comb from Fort Crawford

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bone lice comb from site of first Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1816-1829. (Museum object #1997.62.11941)

Historical Essay

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eland

Origin of Eland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eland, Wisconsin.

Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator

Biography of lawyer, judge, politician and land speculator Morgan Lewis Martin.

Historical Essay

Muskeg

Origin of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muskeg, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Journalist, Clubwoman, Philanthropist,

Brief biography of Ruth Miriam Kohler [De Young] (1906-1953)

Historical Essay

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

Learn how the trial of Menominee Chief Oshkosh, one of the most famous in Wisconsin history, pitted Indian traditional justice against white man's law.

Historical Essay

English in Wisconsin

Brief history of English immigrants in Wisconsin.
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