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Historical Essay

Fox Point

Origin of Fox Point, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fox Point, Wisconsin.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Historical Essay

1857 Promenade Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Promenade dress worn by Hannah Billinghurst of Juneau, Wisconsin, 1857. (Museum object #1955.1449,A)

Historical Essay

Petrified Man Hoax

Brief description of the Petrified Man Hoax.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 29th Infantry

Term: Civil War (29th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 36th Infantry

Term: Civil War (36th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Best, Jacob Sr. (1786-1861)

Brewer

Biography of German brewer Jacob Best Sr., founder of the company that became Pabst Brewing.

Historical Essay

Galesville

Origin of Galesville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Galesville, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Historical Essay

Wilderness, Battle of the

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Battle of the Wilderness that occurred from May 5 to June 12, 1864.

Brief explanation Thomas Jefferson's descendants in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Leader of the Menominee

A Brief Biography of Chief Oshkosh

Discover how Chief Oshkosh refused to cede his people's land to the US government during the Trail of Tears.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Handy list of Lumberjack nicknames.

Historical Essay

Zeidler, Frank (1912 - 2006)

Mayer of Milwaukee

Discover the history of Frank Zeidler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Eagle feather from Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. (Museum object #1972.59)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 14th Infantry

Term: Civil War (14th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

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