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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Read about Ho-Chunk Chief Dandy's interesting and friendly interactions with white settlers in Wisconsin, even while he was a fugitive.

Discover this bittersweetly tragic story that brings together a feminist pioneer and the infant her husband found in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.

Discover how man-made light evolved

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More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

Discover how Wisconsin got it's first printing press.

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Valentine's Callers

Stories and characters related to the arrival of the telephone in Wisconsin thanks to Janesville's Richard Valentine.

Read about how Madison was chosen the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Discover the significant role that the Peace Pipe has played in a number of moments throughout Wisconsin's history.

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these first hand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

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Madison's First Thanksgiving

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.
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