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Spring 2014

Current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

The spring issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" features articles on Stephen Babcock and the Babcock Butterfat Test, the rise and fall of the Marshall and Ilsley Bank, and Milwaukee's 'Mad Bomber' of 1935. Also included is an image essay featuring the Door County photography of artisan jeweler Ferdinand Hotz.

Wisconsin Magazine of History

The "Wisconsin Magazine of History" is the full-color, quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It informs and delights readers with intriguing articles about Wisconsin culture and the people, places and events of Wisconsin's past.

Stories unique to Wisconsin

Since it was first published in 1917, the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" celebrates all that makes Wisconsin special. Whatever your interests, you will find something to spark your curiosity — carefully researched and beautifully presented.

Fascinating images and book excerpts

The magazine documents the rich social, economic and political history of Wisconsin with photographs, cartoons, posters and drawings from Wisconsin Historical Images, the Society's visual materials collections. Also, every issue features book excerpts from the award-winning Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Wisconsin's oldest book publisher.

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Hesseltine Award

Did you know? Each summer readers pick the next Hesseltine Award winner by voting for their favorite original article from a recent volume of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History." The William Best Hesseltine Award was established in 1965 in memory of historian and Wisconsin Historical Society past president William B. Hesseltine.

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American Association of State and Local History Award.

The "Wisconsin Magazine of History" is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History Leadership in History Awards. This national awards program, now in its 65th year, grants the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

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