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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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French Official, Captain and Fur Trader
Catholic Priest, Missionary, Architect and Scientist
Legendary Midwestern Artist
Chief of the Menominee Indians
Businessman and Historical Society President
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator
Industrialist and Businessman
Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor
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