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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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This informative article details the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

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Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

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