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A brief timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire County

Origin of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

Read about the desperate 1832 battle near Madison, WI, of the starving Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native Americans against the British and the Ho-Chunk.

Newspaperman, Politician and Inventor

Biography of newspaperman, a politician and typewriter inventor Christopher Latham Sholes.

Historical Essay

Muskeg

Origin of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muskeg, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Historical Essay

Elections in Wisconsin

Brief history of elections in Wisconsin.

General Information

About Our 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Learn about the definitive fourth-grade Wisconsin history textbook

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Classroom Material

Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Eland

Origin of Eland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eland, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Exeter

Origin of Exeter, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Exeter, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

High Bridge (Silver Creek)

Origin of High Bridge, Wisconsin

Discover the history of High Bridge, Wisconsin.

Read about the pottery industry in Wisconsin, which began when English potters emigrated in the 1840s and operated until the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

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

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.
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