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Historical Essay

Edgerton Bible Case

Brief explanation of The Edgerton Bible case and its wider ramifications.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Island No. 10, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to related images and original documents.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Newspaperman

Discover the history of Robert Manning Antes

Historical Essay

Civil War: 18th Infantry

Term: Civil War (18th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sturgeon decoy carved and painted by Ojibwe artist John V. Snow. (Museum Object #1996.118.106A-B)

Historical Essay

British Open Golf Glove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Golf glove worn by Sherri Steinhauer of Madison, Wisconsin to win the 2006 Weetabix Women's British Open, August 3-6, 2006. (Museum object #2007.81.2)

Term: Columbia Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Bad Axe, Battle of

Brief summation of the events pertaining to the concluding engagement of the Black Hawk War, The Battle of Bad Axe.

Historical Essay

Oshkosh, Chief (1795-1858)

Chief of the Menominee Indians

Biography of Menominee Indian chief Oshkosh.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gold-plated commemorative Ray-O-Vac flashlight produced to celebrate production milestone, 1950. (Museum object #1950.2541)

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (modern)

A brief history, starting in the early 20th century, of Wisconsin's roadways.

Brief sumamtion of the Battle of Prairie du Chien.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 42nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (42nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Professor

Discover the history of Theodore Lyman Wright

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."
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