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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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Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

A Good Mother, a Good Friend and a Good Woman

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance and women's rights.

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Madison Style Ice Boat Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Style ice boat model built by the Bernard family, c. 1917, rebuilt 1977. (Museum object #1983.292)

Handy list of Lumberjack nicknames.

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

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Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

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

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Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

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Edgerton Bible Case

Brief explanation of The Edgerton Bible case and its wider ramifications.
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