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Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

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Civil War: 4th Cavalry

Term: Civil War (4th Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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boom (logging)

Term: boom (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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coureurs de bois (Fr.)

Term: coureurs de bois (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights

Learn how Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine used the power of law for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.

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surgeon (Civil War)

Term: surgeon (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a soldier's letter describing how some soldiers generally treated chaplains during the Siege of Vicksburg.

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

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entrench (Civil War)

Term: entrench (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Depression and Unemployment

Read about the Great Depression, its effect on Wisconsin industry, agriculture, banks and labor, and New Deal efforts that aided economic recovery.

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breviary

Term: breviary in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Oshkosh Volunteers (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

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Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumber Mill Owner, Founded the Town of Somerset

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

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bird's-eye view

Term: bird's-eye view in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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cheese

Term: cheese in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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Fort McCoy

Term: Fort McCoy in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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