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    • Wisconsin's Victorian houses: architectural reflections of society in transition
    • Wisconsin Victorian Homes: This short essay summarizes styles of Victorian architecture employed in Wisconsin in the late 19th century. The author compares and contrasts various Victorian styles such as Italianate with Greek Revival and Gothic...
    • 1961-1962
    • Adapted by Paul Hass from Samuel Sloan's The Model Architect, // ^865;, plate LX. WISCONSIN'S VICTORIAN HOUSES: Architectural Reflections of Society In Transition By Richard W. E. Perrin ENGLAND'S Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901. Having...


    • Prohibition in early Wisconsin
    • Prohibition in Early Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society director Joseph Schafer details the rise of temperance and prohibitionist sentiment in Wisconsin during the 1840s and 1850s. Although alcohol was originally tolerated under territorial...
    • 1924-1925
    • prohibition in early wisconsin joseph schafer at the time wisconsin began to be settled by north easterners the temperance cause was already well advanced organizing had been going on for some time in new england new york and other states leaders...


    • The Old Indian Agency House at Portage
    • An Old Indian Agency House at Portage: An account of why the Indian Agency House in Portage was originally built for Agent John Harris Kinzie (c.1803-) and his wife, Juliette Wolcott of Boston, and the efforts in the late 1920s by the Colonial...
    • 1945-1946
    • the old indian agency house at portage by bertha a holbrook visitors to the old indian agency house like to hear of the book wau-bun written by the charming young bride for whom the house was originally built in 1832 they are interested in the...


    • Early Wisconsin editors: Philo White
    • Early Wisconsin Editors, part 2: This installment examines the career of Philo White (1796-1883), who moved to Milwaukee in 1836, where he helped to establish the Milwaukee Sentinel, and served briefly as its editor. In 1844 he moved to Racine,...
    • 1924-1925
    • early wisconsin editors john g gregory philo white few whose delight is browsing among the records of early wisconsin will fail to recall the name of philo white a shadowy figure as seen in the blue haze of distance he was one of the substantial...


    • First year of Women's Auxiliary
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    • 1951-1952
    • ... first year of women's auxiliary a husky healthy infant with a remarkable record of achievement to its credit is the way dr clifford l lord director of the state historical society has described the society's new women's auxiliary last december...


    • The John Jay Orton papers
    • Jay Orton Papers: Orton (1812-1885) was a pioneer Milwaukee lawyer and businessman. The papers quoted or printed here document the creation of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, Milwaukee banking firms in the 1850s, tensions preceding the Civil...
    • 1923-1924
    • the john jay orton papers john g gregory when john jay orton came to wisconsin in 1850 it was with no definite purpose apparently but that of paying a visit to his brothers harlow and myron who then were located at milwaukee thirty-eight years of...


    • American Germans in two world wars
    • American Germans in Two World Wars: The author writes of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the German-American communities, particularly in Wisconsin. The varied levels of German government support during World War I and World War...
    • 1943-1944
    • american germans in two world wars by carl wittke in 1900 the german element by which i mean german immigrants and native-born americans with one or both par ents born in germany constituted 31.4 percent of the total foreign white stock in the...


    • The Agency House at Fort Winnebago
    • The Agency House at Fort Winnebago: Louise Phelps Kellogg (1862-1942), writer and historian at the Wisconsin Historical Society in the first half of the 20th century, writes about the history of Fort Winnebago, first built in 1828 by the First...
    • 1930-1931
    • the agency house at fort winnebago louise phelps kellogg in 1828 three companies of the first united states in fantry were sent to erect a fort at the fox wisconsin portage the site chosen was at the east end of the portage path on fox river where...


    • The Manitowoc County Historical Society
    • The Manitowoc County Historical Society: This short piece traces the origin of the group to an 1879 meeting of old settlers, and details how the idea was revived in 1906 by local judge Emil Baensch (1857-1939) and amateur archaeologist Henry P....
    • 1949-1950
    • the manitowoc county historical society by ralph g plumb a appreciation of their past was always present in the minds of manitowoc county citizens the newspapers often published reminiscences of pioneers and on janu ary 16 1879 at the behest of the...


    • Lumber rafting on the Wisconsin River
    • Lumber Rafting on the Wisconsin River: This is the first half of a summary by a professional historian of one aspect of logging in the central part of the state -- shipping milled lumber downriver in rafts. It relies heavily on contemporary...
    • 1941-1942
    • lumber rafting on the wisconsin river w h glover part one the rough lumber industry pioneered the valley of the wisconsin river in central wisconsin the first mill in what was to be known as the pinery was established at a rapids below point bas...


    • The history and archeology of the Great Lakes steamboat Niagara
    • The History and Archeology of the Great Lakes Steamboat Niagara: This article explores the Great Lakes palace steamer era, with a focus on the steamboat Niagara. Between 1846 and 1856 many steamers frequented the western Lake Michigan coast,...
    • 1998-1999
    • The History and Archeology of the Great Lakes Steamboat Niagara By John Odin Jensen AFEW^ miles north of Port Washington, the charred and scattered reiuains of the old steamer Niagara rest in fifty feet of water in Lake Michigan. Between 1846 and...


    • Why Wisconsin?: the Badger State in the Progressive era
    • Why Wisconsin? The Badger State in the Progressive Era: This article explores the factors that made Wisconsin the nation's leader in the Progressive Movement. During the first two decades of the 20th century, Wisconsin became known as the...
    • 2003-2004
    • 182617.qxd 3/S/Oi 6:55AM Page 14 VOTE PRO ^ ^Keep Wiscoi m Authorized, Issued and Prepared by Progressive State Central Committee, 115 W«st Main St, Madison, Wis,, in belialf of Progressive candidates. Why Wis The Badger State in By John Milton...


    • Historical fragments: The disputed Michigan-Wisconsin boundary
    • Historical fragments: The disputed Michigan-Wisconsin boundary: Author Louise Phelps Kellogg (d. 1942) discusses the contentious history of the northern border between Michigan and Wisconsin. She explains how the dispute was a consequence of...
    • 1918
    • historical fragments the disputed michigan-wisconsin boundary boundary disputes have ever constituted a fruitful source of contention between men and nations probably no people has more frequently engaged in them than our own although contrary to...


    • On the road to Tokio: a sailor's recollections of the Pacific War
    • On the Road to Tokio: A Sailor’s Recollections of the Pacific War, part 2: This second installment in the memoirs of supply officer William E. Hayes describes his time aboard the U.S.S. Autauga in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, mostly while...
    • 1992-1993
    • On the Road to Tokio: A Sailor's Recollections of the Pacific War By William E. Hayes PART II B [Y early February, 1945, we fin¬ ished our loading at Port Chi¬ cago and were given our sailing orders: some destination in the central Pacific. Since...


    • The flavor of Wisconsin
    • Hachten, Harva and Allen, Terese. "The Flavor of Wisconsin," Vol. 92, Issue 3. This article features an excerpt from The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Cooking and Eating in the Badger State by Harva Hachten and Terese Allen...
    • 2008-2009
    • THE FLAVOR OF The following is excerpted from The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Cooking and Eating in the Badger State, revised and expanded edition, by Harva Hachten and Terese Allen, to be published this spring by the Wisconsin His¬...


    • A pioneer beet sugar refinery
    • A Pioneer Beet Sugar Refinery: This brief article outlines the importance of sugar, cane sugar substitutes on the frontier, such as sorghum, maple sugar and honey, and the growth of the beet sugar industry. The industry grew out of the experiences...
    • 1945-1946
    • a pioneer beet sugar refinery by w a titus fourscore years ago the mention of sugar brought visions of waving fields of sugar cane in the southland where the romance and tragedy of slave labor was still in evidence this was the source of the sugar...


    • Historic spots in Wisconsin
    • Historic Spots in Wisconsin: This is the second in a series of articles on historic locations in Wisconsin. The Fond du Lac Trading Post is the subject here. (5 pages)
    • 1919-1920
    • historic spots ix wisconsin w a titus ii the foxd du lac trading post and early settlement on thy fair bosom silver lake the wild swan spreads his snowy sail — percival it would be of interest to the student to know the name of the first white man...


    • Appleton
    • Appleton: This heavily footnoted article concerns the founding of Appleton in the 1840s rather than the entire history of the Outagamie County city. It largely ignores the history of Native Americans and French residents (who called it Grand Chute)...
    • 1949-1950
    • appleton by william f raney a ppleton wisconsin is a pleasantly situated community a with an area of 6.76 square miles and an estimated popula -*- -** tion of 31,50c).1 it has enterprising inhabitants it has churches schools and a famous college it...


    • Documents: Journal of William Rudolph Smith
    • Journal of William Rudolph Smith, part 2: This final portion of Smith's 1837 diary describes Galena and Dubuque before focusing on Prairie du Chien, in Crawford County. He gives a detailed account of the village, Fort Crawford, and the surrounding...
    • 1928-1929
    • documents journal of william rudolph smith1 august 4 at day light find ourselves at the new town of belleville wisconsin — river crowded with small islands — lands high — remarkable hills here — high banks hill at the base oblong sloping on each...


    • The founding of New Amsterdam in La Crosse County
    • The Founding of New Amsterdam in La Crosse County: This essay describes the departure of a colony of 86 immigrants from Friesland in February 1853, their shipwreck in the Bahamas and arrival at New Orleans, and their trip up the Mississippi to...
    • 1947-1948
    • the founding of new amsterdam in la crosse county by henry s lucas k mong the immigrants who came to our country from the kingdom of the netherlands during the nineteenth century were several groups of friesians inhabitants of the prov ince of...

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