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The story of Capt. Jonathan Walker whose hand was branded with "S.S." (for "slave stealer") for assisting fugitive slaves.

Historical Essay

Meir, Golda (1898-1978)

Israel's First Female Prime Minister

Learn about the life of Israel's first female prime minster, her role in the Zionist movement, and her early years living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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

The Brief Stay of Rutherford B. Hayes

Discover the visits US presidents have paid to Wisconsin

The Virgin Mary Appears to an Illiterate Peasant Girl

Learn about the first and only manifestation of the Virgin Mary in the United States near Green Bay, confirmed by the Vatican.

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Chickamauga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the battle that temporarily halted the Union advance into the heart of the Confederacy. This article contains several links.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates.
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