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Historical Essay

krumkake (food)

Term: krumkake (food) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cardboard Hanukkah decoration used by three generations of a Wisconsin family, c. 1960. (Museum object #2002.388.6)

Historical Essay

breastworks (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Learn about the canal era and the use of steamboats on Wisconsin waterways and lakes in the 19-th century.

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with then-President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Hartford, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Des Moines River

Term: Des Moines River in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

cavalry (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

Historical Essay

Lyon Guards (Civil War)

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

Learn how the landscape of Wisconsin, which was transformed by the glaciers, shaped the history of the state.

Historical Essay

Orléans Island

Term: Orléans Island in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Farmers' Guards (Civil War)

Term: Farmers' Guards (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

furloughs (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Grand Army of the Republic

Term: Grand Army of the Republic in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part I

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Man-catcher (logging)

Term: Man-catcher (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Doty's Island

Term: Doty's Island in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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