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Historical Essay

Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin.

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.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1879 

Description: Blue cover design of an official report entitled "Wisconsin. What It Offers to the Immigrant".

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Historical Essay

Norwegians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Norwegians in Wisconsin.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

Field Trip or Tour

'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Russians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Russians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Serbians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Serbians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Episcopals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Episcopals in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Emigrant Agency

Brief history of the Wisconsin Emigrant Agency.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.

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