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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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Lawyer and Senator
Land Speculator and Politician
Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.
Soldier, Fur Trader and "Father of Wisconsin"
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
French Official, Captain and Fur Trader
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