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Historical Essay

The Crowning of King James

Wisconsin's Brigham Young

Discover the history of early Mormon leader James J. Strang, self-proclaimed successor to Joseph Smith.

French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

Historical Essay

Bashford, Coles (1816-1878)

Lawyer, Politician and Governor

Discover the history of Wisconsin governor Bashford Coles.

Historical Essay

Allis-Chalmers Governor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Governor for hydraulic turbine engine, made by the Allis-Chalmers Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1905. (Museum object #2008.64.1)

Brief history of the automobile industry in Wisconsin.

Educator and Author

Discover the history of Merlin Mcmain Ames

Historical Essay

Metomen

Origin of Metomen, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Metomen, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Askeaton

Origin of Askeaton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Askeaton, 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

Jefferson County

Origin of Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

A brief history of the Barstow-Bashford Affair of 1856.

Historical Essay

Iron

Origin of Iron, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Iron, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Black Thursday (November 21, 1968).

Historical Essay

Lake Kawaguesaga

Origin of Lake Kawaguesaga, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Lake Kawaguesaga, Wisconsin.

Witnesses Tell Their Stories

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these firsthand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

Historical Essay

Hardanger Fiddle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mid-nineteenth century violin converted into Hardanger fiddle by Knute Hellund, c. 1893. (Museum object #1973.56)

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

John R. Commons, 1862-1945

The Spiritual Father of Social Security

Read about the life of the "spiritual father" of Social Security and his connection with Progressive Wisconsin ideals.

Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.
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