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Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (modern)

A brief history, starting in the early 20th century, of Wisconsin's roadways.

Historical Essay

Surveying 1830s Wisconsin

Learn about the creation of Wisconsin's first maps, with links to the surveyors' notebooks and diaries and the state's first township maps.

Historical Essay


Origin of Foster, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Winnebago Lake

Origin of Winnebago Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winnebago Lake, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

The Origin of Milwaukee


Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin got its name

Handy list of Lumberjack nicknames.

Origin of the Mount Pleasant Township

Discover the history of the Mount Pleasant Township

Historical Essay

Sousa Conductor's Baton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conductor's baton presented to Marquette University by John Philip Sousa in 1924. (Museum object #1980.228.12)

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Boys

Read about the school for juvenile delinquents that was formed in Waukesha, WI. This article contains links to images and official reports.

Historical Essay


Origin of Kewaskum, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kewaskum, Wisconsin

Historical Essay


Origin of Askeaton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Askeaton, Wisconsin

Professor and University President

Discover the history of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

Historical Essay

Outagamie County

Origin of Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Driftless Area

Discover the ominously named hilly landscape environment of southwestern Wisconsin.

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Historical Essay

Wisconsin (statistics)

Some ststistics relating to Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire's Bawdy Past

The Naughty City

Discover Eau Claire's naughty past as a hub of prostitution for the lumbermen looking to support the world's oldest profession.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.
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