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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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School Forests

Brief description and history of school forests.

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Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

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Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Cheesemaking in Wisconsin

Brief history of cheesemaking in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the carriage and wagon industry in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historian and Educator

Brief biography of George Lachmann Mosse (1918-1999).

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Railroads in Wisconsin

Brief history of railroads in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at Racine and mustered into service on October 1, 1861.
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