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Term: timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899


Adapted and expanded from Schafer, Joseph. "Outline History of Wisconsin." 1925 Wisconsin Blue book (Madison, 1925) . More information about most people and places listed here, including links to original sources, can be found by searching them in this Dictionary.

1836. The Territory of Wisconsin was organized April 20, by act of Congress. Henry Dodge was appointed governor and on July 4, with John S. Horner of Virginia as secretary and Charles Dunn, David Irvin, and William C. Frazier as supreme court justices. The new officers were sworn in at Mineral Point, then the largest town in the Territory. The first territorial assembly met at Old Belmont, October 25. On November 24 Madison, then merely an idea for a town, which existed only on paper, was chosen the capital through the influence of Judge Doty, owner of the site. George W. Jones was elected by this legislature the first territorial delegate to Congress. On July 14, the Milwaukee Advertiser commenced publication. A land office was opened at Milwaukee, and the first school begun.

1837. An economic depression checked immigration and the only four banks in the Territory failed. A treaty was made by Governor Dodge with the Menominee by which they ceded to the United States about four million acres of land in Michigan and Wisconsin. After refusing to treat with Dodge, the Ho-Chunk were invited to Washington, where they signed a treaty ceding all their Wisconsin lands and agreeing to remove from the Territory. The town site of Madison was surveyed and platted, and the first capitol begun.

1838. Congress appropriated land to endow the University of the Territory of Wisconsin. Eighty post offices were established, and thirty-five mail routes. The Milwaukee and Rock River Canal Company was chartered. The second territorial assembly met at Madison in November; but lack of accommodations for the lawmakers caused it to adjourn until the following year.

1839. The adjourned session of the second territorial assembly met at Madison. The Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company (Mitchell's Bank) was chartered, and the first school taxes were levied. The first Baptist services were held in the Territory.

1841. James D. Doty was appointed governor, to succeed Henry Dodge.

1842. C. C. P. Arndt, a member of the legislative council, was shot and killed in the council chamber by James R. Vineyard, who was expelled from the council but acquitted of the charge of manslaughter. The first documented fugitivie slave case, that of teenager Caroline Quarles, occured; she was harbored in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and the Racein vicinity before bein escorts to Canada by Levi Goodnow of Waukesha.

1843. A cooperative industrial community, chiefly composed of English under the leadership of Thomas Hunt, settled at North Prairie, Waukesha County.

1844. The Wisconsin Phalanx, a Utopian commune organized on Fourierist principles promoted at Kenosha by Warren Chase, settled at Ceresco, now Ripon. Doty was removed from the governorship of the Territory, and Nathaniel P. Talmadge appointed his successor. The first Episcopal diocese of the Catholic church was erected at Milwaukee.

1845. Talmadge was removed from the governorship, and Henry Dodge reappointed. A large Swiss colony was planted at New Glarus, Green County. A Mormon colony was organized by James Jesse Strang at Voree, near Burlington, Racine County.

1846. The people voted in favor of a State government. Congress passed the enabling act, and the first. constitutional convention opened at Madison, October 15.

1847. A special census showed a population of 219,456. April 5, the first constitution was rejected by popular vote. The second constitutional convention opened at Madison, December 15. On Nov. 21 occured the state's first shipwreck, the burning of the steamship Phoenix off Sheboygan, with a loss of 148 lives, of which 127 were those of emigrants who had come from Holland.

1848. The second constitution was adopted by popular vote March 13. Wisconsin was admitted into the Union under act of Congress approved May 29. Nelson Dewey was elected first State governor. The first legislature convened June 5, and two days later the State officers were sworn in. Henry Dodge and Isaac P. Walker were elected United States senators, and Andrew G. Miller appointed judge of United States district court. A free school system was established by law. A land grant for a university was made by Congress and the State University was incorporated. A large German immigration settled in Milwaukee and the eastern counties. A partially successful attempt was made to remove the Ho-Chunk to Long Prairie, Minnesota. The Menominee ceded a large tract east of the Wisconsin and north of Fox River and moved to a reservation in Waushara County.

1849. The construction of a railroad from Milwaukee westward was begun. In January the first telegram was received in Milwaukee. Cholera was epidemic throughout the State. "Gold fever" caused a great exodus to California. The State Historical Society was organized by members of the first State legislature, January 30. The Wisconsin Farmer was begun at Racine.

1851. The first railroad train in the State was run from Milwaukee to Waukesha. The first State Fair was held at Janesville.

1853. Charges were filed for the impeachment of Levi Hubbell, judge of the second judicial circuit. After a protracted trial by the senate he was acquitted. Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad completed to Madison.

1854. A meeting was held at Ripon, February 28, to organize a new political party, which was subsequently named Republican. A convention held July 13 in the capitol park in Madison, organized the Republican party in Wisconsin. Joshua Glover, a fugitive slave arrested at Racine on March 10, was on the following day rescued from the Milwaukee jail by a mob of anti-slavery men. Sherman M. Booth was arrested May 26, for aiding in this affair, and committed to jail. The State supreme court decided that the federal fugitive slave law of 1850 was void, and discharged the prisoner. This decision was afterwards (1859) reversed by the supreme court of the United States. The first class was graduated from the State University. The State Historical Society was reorganized, and Lyman C. Draper chosen secretary.

1856. William Barstow, Democratic governor, was accused by opponent Coles Bashford of election fraud; the proceedings terminated in favor of Bashford, who took office March 25. September 24, the steamer "Niagara" was burned off Port Washington, when John B. Macy, a pioneer member of Congress from Wisconsin, perished. Margarethe Meyer Schurz opens the first kindergarten, in Watertown.

1857. Milwaukee and Mississippi railway was completed to Prairie du Chien. The monetary panic of this year was severely felt. The legislature passed a law against kidnapping within the State, to neutralize the effect of the federal fugitive slave law.

1858. An excursion train celebrating the opening of the Chicago & Fond du Lac Railway (later the Chicago & Northwestern) was wrecked November 1st at Johnson's Creek, Jefferson County; fourteen persons were killed and seven wounded. A legislative investigation exposed the bribery of prominent officials by the railways, and the improper use of United States railway land grants. In February, trains of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad begin to run to Prairie du Chien.

1859. Byron Paine, defense attorney for Sherman Booth in the Glover case, was elected to the State supreme court upon an anti-slavery platform. Abraham Lincoln delivered an address at the state fair, Milwaukee, October 30.

1860. The Sherman M. Booth case was again in the courts; the prisoner escaped from federal jurisdiction, but was rearrested, October 8, after which he was pardoned by President Buchanan. The steamer "Lady Elgin," returning to Milwaukee from an excursion trip to Chicago, with six hundred excursionists aboard, sank September 8 in a collision off Racine, and two hundred and twenty-five persons, mostly from Milwaukee, were drowned.

1861. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, on April 15th Gov. Alexander W. Randall issued a proclamation calling for volunteers. Thirty-six companies tendered their services within one week and sixteen regiments were mustered during the year. George C. Drake of Company A, First infantry, was the first Wisconsin soldier to be killed in the War; he died July 2 at Falling Waters, Va. A bank riot at Milwaukee caused an attack on Mitchell's bank.

1862. On April 19, Gov. Louis P. Harvey, while on a visit to the South to care for Wisconsin soldiers wounded at Shiloh, was drowned in Tennessee River. Edward Salomon became governor in his stead. In April, about 700 Confederate prisoners were received at Camp Randall, Madison. In May, the President called for 75,000 more troops, of which Wisconsin's quota was about 3,000. In August 300,000 additional troops were called out; the Wisconsin quota was about 12,000. November 10, a draft was resorted to for the troops required, which occasioned riots in the Milwaukee, Port Washington, and other eastern counties. Wisconsin auxiliaries of the Sanitary Commission were formed. The Democratic State convention held at Milwaukee September 3rd issued the Ryan address, criticising the federal administration. An Indian outbreak in Minnesota caused alarm in the northwestern part of Wisconsin but was soon suppressed by the government.

1863. A soldiers' hospital, named in honor of Governor Harvey, was opened in Madison. Pro-war Democrats held a convention in Janesville, September 17, at which they passed resolutions of loyalty and repudiated the Ryan address.

1864. James T. Lewis inaugurated as fourth war-time governor. February 1, the president called for 300,000 more volunteers; in March 200,000; in July 500,000; and in December 300,000. Wisconsin's quota in these various calls aggregated 53,483, and 5,784 Wisconsin veterans re-enlisted. Military hospitals were opened in Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien. The Wisconsin Christian Commission was organized at Milwaukee. First cheese factory in Wisconsin established by Chester Hazen at Ladoga, Fond du Lac county.

1865. Recruiting in Wisconsin ceased April 13. The whole number of troops furnished by the State during the war was 91,379, with losses by death of 10,752. Most Wisconsin troops were mustered out of service during the summer and autumn. June 28, Viroqua, in Vernon County, was wrecked by a tornado that killed 14 and injured over 100 persons. July 13, ex-Gov. James D. Doty died; December 13, ex-Gov. William A. Barstow.

1867. Increase Lapham publishes a report warning that overlogging will destroy the state's forests; Laura Ingalls Wilder is born on February 7, 1867 in a log cabin in Pepin County; Frank Lloyd Wright is born in Richland Center in southwestern Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867

1869. The first bill to regulate railway rates was introduced in the legislature, but met defeat.

1870. The continued presence of Ho-Chunk Indians, who had agreed to leave the state by treaty, alarmed white settlers who petitioned Congress to remove the remnant of that tribe from the State.

1871. October 8-10, great fires occurred in Door, Oconto, Shawano, Kewaunee, Brown, and Manitowoc counties; one thousand or more persons perished and three thousand were rendered destitute. Peshtigo was nearly destroyed. Large contributions came from all parts of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany, relieving the sufferers and providing them with comfortable homes, food, implements, and clothing.  First automobile developed in Wisconsin by Dr. J.W. Carhart.

1872. Congress made an appropriation for the removal of the Ho-Chunk. In February, the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association was organized at Watertown, with "market days" established for the meeting of buyers and sellers of Wisconsin cheese.

1873. The financial panic of this year caused distress in manufacturing and commerce. Invention of the typewriter by C. Latham Sholes of Kenosha. The Democrats, on the issue of railway regulation, raised by the "Grangers," elected a State ticket for the first time since the Civil War. The Ho-Chunk were forcibly removed to their Nebraska reservation but many of them returned to the State. July 4, a great storm occurred on Green Lake, in which ten persons were drowned; much property was also damaged in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties.

1874. The "Potter Law," placing a limit on railroad freight and passenger charges, was enacted as a result of the Granger movement. When challenged in the courts, the law was upheld by the Supreme Court; Justice Ryan's opinion is still cited in support of government's power to regulate corporations. It was repealed in 1876.

1875. The manufacture of cotton cloth was commenced at Janesville, the first in the State. Women were first made eligible to school offices. On April 28, Oshkosh was largely destroyed by fire.

1878. Hundreds of settlers in Burnett County left their homes in fear when a new religious movement swept through Ojibwe communities; they were induced to return by military officials sent to investigate.

1880. A patent was granted to John Stevens of Neenah for the first roller flour mill, which has revolutionized the milling processes of the world. The bicycle becomes a viable means of transportation.

1881. The first serious labor disturbance occurred in September at Eau Claire, when sawmill operatives demanded a reduction of hours. Rioting and injury of property ensued, and eight companies of the National Guard were called out to keep the peace.

1882. The State constitution was amended to provide for biennial legislative sessions, which until then had been annual.

1883. January 10, the Newhall House in Milwaukee was burned; seventy persons perished. November 8, the south wing of the capitol extension at Madison fell, killing seven workmen.

1884. Ringling Brothers give their first circus performance in Baraboo.

1885. High-grade iron ore was discovered in the Gogebic range; a "boom" for the region began, and new towns sprang up.

1886. The Bay View Riot occured, May 1-5, when workmen in Milwaukee struck to secure an eight-hour day. Unarmed demonstrators were fired upon by the National Guard, who killed seven people.

1887. A "boom" in Gogebic iron stocks was followed by a crash, in which small investors lost heavily. June 27, Marshfield was almost entirely destroyed by fire, 1,500 persons being rendered homeless; the property loss was between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. Wisconsin's first worker safety law, which required fences or guards around gears, shafts, bull-wheels and pulleys.

1889. The Bennett Law, which called for compulsory education in the English language, was passed by the legislature. 

1890. The state supreme court decided that Bible-reading in the public schools is sectarian instruction, and therefore unconstitutional. Discovery of the Babcock Test which revolutionaized milk production, and the subsequent establishment of the University Dairy School.

1891. Gov. George W. Peck and the Democratic legislature secured the repeal of the Bennett Law.

1892. On July 25, a fire at Iron River caused a loss of $200,000 and left 1,500 persons homeless. A succession of fires occurred in Milwaukee, including the Third Ward fire (October 28); $5,000,000 in property was destroyed.

1893. Financial panic resulted in the failure of the Plankinton, the Marine & Fire, and other Milwaukee banks. 

1894. July 26-30, disastrous forest fires visited Douglas, Hayfield, Ashland, Chippewa, Pierce, Taylor, Marathon, and Wood counties. Phillips, the county seat of Price, was almost entirely destroyed, and over twenty persons lost their lives.

1895. Legislation passed to prohibit race discrimination in restaurants, inns and other public accommodations in Wisconsin.

1897. Minimum age for employment was raised from age 13 to 14 for Wisconsin residents.

1898. Wisconsin raised and equipped four regiments of infantry and one battery for the Spanish American War -- 5,469 men in all. In July and August occurred a strike of woodworkers in Oshkosh mills and factories, accompanied by rioting and bloodshed; State troops were called out, and peace was restored through compromise.

1899. On June 12, a tornado destroyed the entire town of New Richmond; over fifty persons were killed, with a property loss of $1,000,000. Relief was sent from all over the State and from neighboring Minnesota cities.

View related articles at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: Schafer, Joseph. "Outline History of Wisconsin." 1925 Wisconsin Blue book (Madison, 1925) ]

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100 Day Men
Abraham, Henry William 1866 - 1920
Adams, Henry Cullen 1850 - 1906
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Allen, Col. Thomas S. (1825-1905)
Allis, Edward Phelps 1824 - 1889
Anderson, Wendell Abraham 1840 - 1929
Arnold, Jonathan Earle 1814 - 1869
Babcock, Joseph Weeks 1850 - 1909
Baensch, Emil 1857 - 1939
Baird, Henry Samuel 1800 - 1875
Baker, Charles Minton 1804 - 1872
Baker, Robert Hall 1839 - 1882
Baldus, Alvin 1926
Barlow, Elmer Elbert 1887 - 1948
Barstow, William Augustus 1813 - 1865
Barstow-Bashford Affair (1856)
Bashford, Coles 1816 - 1878
Bay View Rolling Mill (Historic Marker Erected 198
Beall, Samuel Wooton[?] 1807 - 1868
Beauharnais, Charles, Marquis de
Beauharnois de la Boische, Charles de, Marquis de
Beck, Joseph David 1866 - 1936
Beilfuss, Bruce F. 1915
Belmont (capitol)
Belmont, Village of, Lafayette Co.
Best, Phillip 1814 - 1869
Blaine, John James 1873 - 1934
Bolens, Harry Wilbur 1864 - 1944
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Borg, George M. (1934 - 1971)
Bovay, Alvan E[arl] 1818 - 1903
Brisay de Denonville, Jacques-René, Marquis de Den
Brisbois, Michael [Michel] 1760 - 1837
Brown County [origin of place name]
Brown, Timothy 1889
Brunson, Alfred 1793 - 1882
Bryant, Edwin Eustace 1835 - 1903
Bryant, George Edwin 1832 - 1907
Buade de Frontenac et de Pallau, Louis de, Comte d
Burchard, George Washington 1835 - 1921
Burmaster, Elizabeth 1954
Burns, Timothy 1820 - 1853
Butte Des Morts (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Camp Harvey (Historic Marker Erected 1992)
Camp Randall
Camp Randall (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Capitol fire (1904)
Carver, Jonathan 1710 - 1780
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
Champlain, Samuel de, 1567-1635.
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Civil War: Battle Flags
Clark, Julius Taylor 1814 - 1908
Clark-Halyard, Ardie 1896 - 1989
Cleary, Michael Joseph 1876 - 1947
Coleman, Charles W.
Coleman, William 1878 - 1933
Coles Bashford House (Historic Marker Erected 1975
Connor, William Duncan 1864 - 1944
Cook, Samuel Andrew 1849 - 1918
Coutume de Paris
Crawford County
Crocker, Hans 1815 - 1889
Cross, James B. 1819 - 1876
Crownhart, Charles Henry 1863 - 1930
Czarnezki, Joseph J. 1954
Dailey, Lt. Col. Dennis B. (1840-1898)
Darling, Alberta 1944
Davidson, James (1854-1922)(Historic Marker Erecte
Davidson, James O. 1854 - 1922
Day, Roland B. 1919
death penalty in Wisconsin
Deininger, David G. 1947
Derleth, August W. (1909-1971)(Historic Marker Ere
Dewey, Nelson 1813 - 1889
Dieterich, William Herbert 1897
Dixon, Luther Swift 1825 - 1891
Dodge County [origin of place name]
Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (Historic Marker Erec
Dodge, Henry 1782 - 1867
Dodgeville [brief history]
Dodgeville [origin of place name]
Doodle Book
Doolittle, James Rood 1815 - 1897
Doty, James Duane 1799 - 1865
Doyle, Jim 1945
Dreyfus, Lee Sherman 1926-2008
Duff, Marc C. 1961
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Earl, Anthony S. 1936
Edgerton, Benjamin Hyde 1811 - 1886
Ekern, Herman Lewis 1872 - 1954
Erpenbach, Jon B. 1961
Evans, Joseph Spragg 1875 - 1948
Fairchild, Col. Cassius (1829–1868)
Fairchild, Gov. Lucius (1831-1896)
Fairchild, Thomas E. 1912
Farrow, Margaret A. 1934
Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889
Fifield [origin of place name]
Fifield, Samuel S. 1839 - 1915
Flynn, Gerald T. 1910
Flynn, James T. 1944
Fond du Lac [brief history]
Four Lakes, City of the
Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company
Frank, Glenn 1887 - 1940
Gale, Zona 1874 - 1938
Gaylord, Adj. Gen. Augustus (1826-1901)
Gilmore, Eugene Allen 1871 - 1953
Goodland, Walter Samuel 1862 - 1947
Governor James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) (Historic
Governor Lewis (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
Governor Rusk (Historic Marker Erected 1958)
Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Governor's Guard (Civil War)
Graass, Frank N. 1885
Grand Army of the Republic
Greco, Angelo F. 1925
Griffin, Ezra Leonard 1821 - 1892
Groseilliers, Medard Chouart, Sieur Des 1618 - 168
Haldimand, Frederick, 1718-1791
Hambrecht, George Philip 1871 - 1943
Harvey, Cordelia (1824–1895)
Harvey, Cordelia (Historic Marker Erected 1991)
Harvey, Gov. Louis P. (1820-1862)
Haskell, Col. Frank A. (1828-1864)
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Hatton, William H. 1856 - 1937
Haugen, Nils Pederson 1849 - 1931
Heil, Julius Peter 1876 - 1949
Hephner, Gervase A. 1936
Hill, Charles Lewis 1869 - 1957
Hirst, Arthur Roscoe 1881 - 1932
Historic Mineral Point (Historic Marker Erected 19
Hixson, Hiram Frank 1858 - 1894
Hoard, William Dempster 1836 - 1918
Hobart, Col. Harrison C. (1815-1902)
Holton, Edward Dwight 1815 - 1892
Home of Governor Harvey (Historic Marker Erected 1
Hopkins, Benjamin Franklin 1829 - 1870
Horner, John Scott 1802 - 1883
Howe, Timothy Otis 1816 - 1883
Hoxie, Vinnie Ream 1847 - 1914
Hoyt, John Wesley 1831 - 1912
Huber, Henry Allen 1869 - 1933
Hubler, Mary 1952
Huibregtse, Harold F. 1907
Hundred Day Men
Ihde, Herman 1877 - 1943
Industrial Commission
intendant (Fr.)
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Kanavas, Theodore J. 1961
Kenosha [brief history]
King, Charles 1844 - 1933
Kinzie, John Harris 1803 - 1865
Klusman, Judith 1956
Knowles, Warren P. 1908
Knowlton, James H. 1813 - 1879
Knox, Randall S. 1949
Kohler Strike
Kohler, Walter Jodok 1875 - 1940
Kostuck, John T. 1892
Krusick, Peggy 1956
La Crosse [brief history]
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
La Fave, John 1949
La Follette, Philip Fox, 1897-1965
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. (1855-1925)(Histori
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Follette, Robert Marion, Jr., 1895 - 1953
Laird, Melvin R. 1922 -
Land Grant Scandal
Lathan, Raymond Lee 1915
Lautenschlager, Peggy A. 1955
Lawton, Barbara 1951
Lenroot, Irvine Luther 1869 - 1949
Lewis, Gov. James Taylor (1819-1904)
Lewis, James Otto 1799 - 1858
Lewis, Theodore Gorman 1890 - 1934
Litscher, Leroy "Pete" 1939
Loomis, Orland Steen 1893 - 1942
Loucks, Steven 1961
Lucey, Patrick J. 1918
Ludington, Harrison 1812 - 1891
Lynch, Richard J. 1921
Madison, Dane Co.
Martin, Joseph 1878 - 1946
Mcarthur, Arthur 1815 - 1896
McArthur, Gen. Arthur (1845-1912)
Mccallum, Scott 1950
Mccord, Myron Hawley 1840 - 1908
Mcgovern, Francis Edward 1866 - 1946
Menasha [brief history]
Michilimakinac County
Mitchell, Alexander 1817 - 1887
Monahan, James Gideon 1855 - 1923
Moser, William R. 1927
Munson, Oliver Goldsmith 1856 - 1933
Nash, Philleo 1909
Neenah [brief history]
Neenah [origin of place name]
Nelson Dewey-First Governor of Wisconsin (Historic
Nelson, Gaylord A. 1916-2005
Nieman, Lucius William 1857 - 1935
Nordberg, Bruno Victor 1858 - 1924
Olbrich, Michael Balthasar 1881 - 1929
Old Stockade Site (Historic Marker Erected 1954)
Olson, Jack B. 1920
Olson, Russell A. 1924
Orton, Harlow South 1817 - 1895
Oshkosh [brief history]
Oshkosh, Menominee chief, 1795 - 1858
Outdoor Recreation Act Program (ORAP)
Palmer, Henry L. 1819 - 1909
Paul, George Howard 1826 - 1890
Peck, George Wilbur 1840 - 1916
Philipp, Emanuel Lorenz 1861 - 1925
Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medart Grosellieres (Hi
Plale, Jeffrey T. 1968
Pommerening, Glen E. 1927
Potter Law (1874)
Pound, Thaddeus Coleman 1833 - 1914
primary elections in Wisconsin
Quick, William F. 1909
Quiner, Edwin Bryant (1816-1868)
Racine [brief history]
Radisson, Pierre Esprit 1636 - 1710
Radisson-Groseilliers Fort (Historic Marker Erecte
Randall, Gov. Alexander W. (1819-1872)
Raymond [origin of place name]
Reaume, Charles 1752 - 1821
Reed, Harrison 1813 - 1899
Reynolds, John W. 1921
Rhoades, Kitty 1951
Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Pierre de, Marqu
Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Philippe de, Marquis de Vaudr
Ripon [origin of place name]
Robinson, Charles D. 1822 - 1886
Rothwell, Angus B. 1905
Rusk County [origin of place name]
Rusk, Gov. Jeremiah M. (1830-1893)
Ryan, Edward George 1810 - 1880
Salomon, Gov. Edward (1828-1909)
Schmedeman, Albert George 1864 - 1946
Schmidt, Gary J. 1947
Schneiders, Lolita 1931
Schreiber, Martin J. 1939
Schurz, Carl (1829-1906)
Schwartz, Jerome T. 1951
Scofield, Edward 1842 - 1925
Seratti, Lorraine M. 1949
Seymour [origin of place name]
Sholes, Charles Clark 1816 - 1867
Sinking of the Lady Elgin (Historic Marker Erected
slavery in Wisconsin
Smith, George Baldwin 1823 - 1879
Smith, William E. 1824 - 1883
Smith, William Rudolph 1787 - 1868
Smith, Winfield 1827 - 1899
Somers, Peter J. 1850 - 1924
Spooner, John Coit 1843 - 1919
Spooner, Wyman 1795 - 1877
St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818
Starkweather, John Converse 1830 - 1890
Steinbrink, John P. 1949
Stephenson, Isaac 1829 - 1918
Stevens, Edmond Ray 1869 - 1930
Stewart, Alva 1821 - 1889
Stitt, Donald K. 1944
Stone, Jeff 1961
Stone, Jesse 1836 - 1902
Sturdevant, Lafayette Monroe 1856 - 1923
Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher 1795 - 1864
Taycheedah [origin of place name]
Taylor County [origin of place name]
Taylor, William Robert 1820 - 1909
territorial governor
Thompson, Barbara 1924
Thompson, Tommy G. 1941
Thomson, Vernon W. 1905
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1900 -1999
Treaty of the Cedars (Historic Marker Erected 1958
Turner, Robert L. 1947
Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Upham, William Henry 1841 - 1924
Van Gorden, Heron A. "Pink" 1926
Van Sistine, Jerome 1926
Wallber, Emil 1841 - 1923
Washburn County [origin of place name]
Washburn [origin of place name]
Washburn, Gov. Cadwallader Colden (1818-1882)
Watertown [brief history]
Waukesha [brief history]
West, George Arbor 1859 - 1938
Whitehead, John Meek 1852 - 1924
Whiton, Edward Vernon 1805 - 1859
Whittet, Lawrence Clarke 1871 - 1954
Wilcox, Roy Porter 1873 - 1946
Wiley, Alexander 1884
Wimmer, Joseph E. 1934
Wisconsin Territory (Historic Marker Erected 1964)
Wisconsin [origin of place name]
Woodward, Gilbert Motier 1835 - 1914
York, Stanley 1931
Youmans, Theodora Winton, 1863 - 1932
Zeuske, Cathy S. 1958
Zimmerman, Fred R. 1880 - 1954
Zoldoske Case

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