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fur trader, pioneer land speculator

Brief biography of [Jean] Joseph Rolette (1781 - 1842).

Historical Essay

Hartland (Hersheyville)

Origin of Hartland, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Herman (Hermann)

Origin of Herman, Wisconsin

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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Brief history of the meat packing industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Gravesville, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman

Brief biography of Civil War veteran and three term U.S. Congressman best remembered for disobeying orders to return fugitive slaves to their owners.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Carpenter's Tool Chest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tool chest used by carpenter Charles Colburn of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Museum object #2004.137.1-248)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Sergeant Major George Driggs of Company E, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, introduced readers of his 1864 memoir to the regiment's mascot and most famous member.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 46th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on March 2, 1865, only a few weeks before the war ended.

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

Historical Essay


Origin of Whitestown, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Hurley, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Abrahamson, Shirley S. 1933

Term: Shirley S. Abrahamson (1933) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

Read a biographical account of the governor of the Wisconsin territory who was largely responsible for the selection of Madison as Wisconsin's capital.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Soldier, Fur Trader and "Father of Wisconsin"

Brief biography of soldier, fur trader and the "Father of Wisconsin," Charles Michel Langlade.

Historical Essay

Mirro Aluminum Company

Learn about a company that was once the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum cooking utensils. Includes links to images and a history of the industry.

Historical Essay


Origin of Eland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eland, Wisconsin.
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