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French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

Term: Allouez Bay [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

Newspaperman

Discover the history of newspaperman Andrew Jackson Aikens

Historical Essay

Ozaukee Rifles (Civil War)

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Columbia Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)

Legendary Artist

Biography of artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)

Historical Essay

Wilder, Thornton (1897-1975)

Novelist and Playwright

Explore the history of playwrite Thorton Wilder

Judge, Lawyer, Politician

Discover the history of William Francis Bailey

How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.

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

A Life of Firsts

A Brief Biography of Vel Phillips

Discover the life of trailblazing Wisconsin African-American politician, judge and activist Vel Phillips.

A Disappointment that Created a Community

Learn about the most successful Utopian community in Wisconsin, born of a failed doomsday prediction.

The History of the Movement

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

Indian Missionary

Discover the history of Eleazer Williams
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