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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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Evangelicals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Evangelicals in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

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Elections in Wisconsin

Brief history of elections in Wisconsin.

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Lumbering in Wisconsin

Brief history of lumbering in Wisconsin.

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.

Brief history of the Wisconsin Veterans' Home in Waupaca.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, organized at Kenosha, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 401 men in service.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gold-plated commemorative Ray-O-Vac flashlight produced to celebrate production milestone, 1950. (Museum object #1950.2541)
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