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Historical Essay

Juneau County

Origin of Juneau County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Juneau County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fredericksburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that ended in a Confederate victory. This article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and contains several links.

Historical Essay

Danes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Danes in Wisconsin.

The History of the Movement

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about the colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry who was also one of the leaders of the Iron Brigade. This article includes several links.

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

Historical Essay

Namekagon

Origin of the town and river Namekagon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Namekagon, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Bolens Garden Tractor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garden tractor manufactured by the Gilson Bolens Manufacturing Co., Port Washington, Wisconsin, 1928-1939. (Museum object #2001.1.1)

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

Dewey, Nelson 1813-1889

Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor

Discover the history of lawyer, land speculator and Wisconsin's first governor Nelson Dewey.

Term: Allen Grove [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Muskeg

Origin of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

Organizer of Wisconsin National Guard

Discover the history Chandler Pease Chapman

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)

Brief history of the quarrying industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Reedsburg

Origin of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 269 men during that service.

Historical Essay

Mohrsville

Origin of Mohrsville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mohrsville, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Black Thursday (November 21, 1968).
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