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Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Medal of Honor Recipient

Read about this Wisconsin born Lieutenant's bravery during the Battle of Gettysburg. This article contains links to secondary sources and pictures.

Historical Essay

Grant County

Origin of Grant County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Grant County,

Term: Omro Union Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief run explanation of the earliest European explorers to set foot in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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Brief history of the Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumberman

Brief biography of Col. Joseph Bailey, the lumberman famous for his creative application of dams during the failed Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864.

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Historical Essay

Brett Favre's Packers Jersey

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Green Bay Packers football jersey worn by Brett Favre during game against Chicago Bears, January 2, 2005. (Museum object #2005.83.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Hiram Storrs Allen

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

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

Historical Essay

Winegar (Fosterville)

Origin of Winegar, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winegar, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Glenbeulah

Origin of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Evansville

Origin of Evansville, Wisconsin

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Governor, Secretary of State, Politician

Discover the history of Fred Zimmerman

Historical Essay

Forest

Origin of Forest, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Forest, Wisconsin.
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