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Historical Essay

Barbee, Lloyd A. (1925-2003)

Civil Rights Advocate and Legislator

Biography of Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee civil rights advocate and legislator.

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumber Mill Owner, Founded the Town of Somerset

Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

Discover how businessmen and the legislature cooperated to create Wisconsin's first railroad.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Campaign jacket worn by Chris Farley in the 1996 movie "Black Sheep." (Museum object #2007.86.1)

Historical Essay

Crelie, Joseph 1773-1866

Pioneer and Hoaxer

Biography of Prairie du Chien pioneer and Wisconsin's "oldest man," Joseph Crelie.

Historian and University President

Explore the history of Charles Kendall Adams

Author

Discover the history of Wisconsin children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Historical Essay

Ceci, Louis J. 1927

Term: Louis J. Ceci, 1927 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

Biography of suffragist and Universalist minister Olympia Brown, the first female minister in America.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Learn about the history of these commemortive coins thrown from floats in local parades and handed out in show rooms.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 42nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (42nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.
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