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    • Historical fragments: A novel transportation device
    • Historical fragments: A novel transportation device: This brief article describes the development of an ice boat by Norman Wiard invented for establishing a rapid-transit route between Prairie du Chien and St. Paul in 1859. It consists largely of...
    • 1917-1918
    • 72 historical fragments morris declared that the trial of zenger in 1735 was the germ of american freedom the morning star of that liberty which subse quently revolutionized america johm thomas lee a novel transportation device a recent request for...


    • On Wisconsin icons: when you say 'Wisconsin,' what do you say?
    • On Wisconsin Icons: When You Say “Wisconsin,” What Do You Say?: Museum curator Joseph Kapler recounts his thinking and research for the State Historical Museum's 2003 exhibition, "Icon Wisconsin." This exhibit examined symbols of the state created...
    • 2001-2002
    • When You Say ''Wisconsin^ What Do You Say? By Joseph Kapler, Jr. Injanuary 2001 I left myjob in Michigan to take a new position at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Staff from the Public Museum of Grand Rapids and I got togeth¬ er for a party where...


    • Brooks Stevens : designing the American dream
    • “Brooks Stevens: Designing the American Dream,” by Bill Povletich. Brooks Stevens was to industrial design what Harry Houdini was to magic, Frank Lloyd Wright was to architecture, and Walt Disney was to animation as the designer who defined the...
    • 2013-2014
    • D* • i I A • I—N esiqninq the American Dream WILLIAM POVLETICH


    • The federal government and history
    • The Federal Government and History: Although the National Historical Publications Commission (NHPC) (now the National Historical Publication and Records Commission), which makes the papers of public figures available to the public, was created in...
    • 1963-1964
    • The Federal Government and History TN testimony before a congressional commit- -*- tee, Mr. Justice John M. Harlan recently remarked that the Constitution of the United States is the "great instrument of govern¬ ment . . . because it was the...


    • Getting by: a schoolteacher's recollection of the depression years
    • Getting By: A Schoolteacher's Recollection of the Depression Years: Arthur W. Jorgensen, Sr., recounts his time as a schoolteacher in Columbus, Wisconsin in the late 1920s through the 1940s when America suffered through the Great Depression. While...
    • 1984-1985
    • Getting By: A Schoolteacher's Recollection of the Depression Years By Arthur W. Jorgensen, Sr. H ANK Eaton, who had played basketball on the Ripon Col¬ lege team that was undefeated during the years I9I7-1919, was the basketball and base¬ ball...


    • Refighting the last battle: the pitfalls of popular history
    • Refighting the Last Battle: The Pitfalls of Popular History: This essay examines "The Last Battle ," a 1966 book about World War Two by Cornelius Ryan. It exposes the volume's inaccuracies, exaggerations, and misinterpretation of historical events...
    • 1965-1966
    • REFIGHTING THE LAST BATTLE: The Pitfalls of Popular History By Stephen E. Ambrose T^HERE IS a current view that professional -'- historians scorn the work of the more popular amateurs. Actually they only do so in public. Privately, like everyone...


    • Hop culture in early Sauk County
    • Hop Culture in Early Sauk County: During the 1860s and 1870s, hops farming became a lucrative business in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Workers picked the hops off of large rows of vines and would often play games and tricks on fellow workers by...
    • 1934-1935
    • hop culture in early s auk county mks belle cushman bohn in the period of the 1860's and 1870's hop-raising was one of the foremost industries in sauk county hopyards were found not only on nearly every farm but on many village lots i vividly...


    • Chief Buffalo and other Wisconsin-related art in the national capitol
    • Chief Buffalo and Other Wisconsin-Related Art in the National Capitol. This article reviews statuary and paintings in the Capitol either depicting figures in Wisconsin history or produced by Wisconsin artists. These include busts of Ojibwa chiefs...
    • 1972-1973
    • CHIEF BUFFALO AND OTHER WISCONSIN-RELATED ART IN THE NATIONAL CAPITOL By John O. Holzhueter W/'HILE WISCONSIN'S two official statu- ^^ ary choices for the U. S. Capitol, Father Marquette and Robert M. La Follette, Sr., are well known,...


    • An experiment of the fathers in state socialism
    • An Experiment of the Fathers in State Socialism: Just as Wisconsin elected its first Socialist to Congress (Victor Berger), Milo Quaife decided to put the idea of state socialism in some historical context. In an effort to control prices and to...
    • 1919-1920
    • an experiment of the fathers in state socialism m m qljaife the rapid advance of recent years along the pathway of state socialism has commonly been regarded as a new phenom enon in american life as indeed in many respects it is curiously enough...


    • Silver screens: a pictorial history of Milwaukee movie palaces
    • Silver Screens: a Pictorial History of Milwaukee Movie Palaces: This is an excerpt from the book of the same title by Larry Widen (1957 -) and Judi Anderson (1955-), published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The portion included here...
    • 2006-2007
    • 203008_EP.qxd 11/16/06 12:36 PM Page 24 Wisconsin Magazine of History A Pictorial History of Milwaukee's Movie Palaces hy Larry Widen and Judi Anderson The following is an excerpt from Silver Screens: A Picto¬ rial History of Milwaukee's Movie...


    • An all-American in all respects: the letters of David Schreiner
    • An All-American in All Respects: This article examines the life and wartime correspondence of Dave Schreiner (1921-1945), a native of Lancaster, Grant County. Schreiner earned notoriety as a football star in high school and at the University of...
    • 2003-2004
    • 181855 9/16/03 10:37 AM Page 3; Wisconsin Magazine of History "The Front at Nago." In this Dickey Chapelle photo, a lone soldier views the mists of Okinawa, where in May and June 1945, the Sixth Marine Division, with other elements of the U.S....


    • The Northwest Ordinance and the shaping of an expanding republic
    • The Northwest Ordinance and the Shaping of an Expanding Republic: This article examines the Northwest Ordinance in the context of a number of extant factors: the westward expansion of American settlers, a disaster in relations with Great Britain...
    • 1989-1990
    • The Northwest Ordinance and the Shaping of an Expanding Republic By Reginald Horsman T HE Northwest Ordinance was a remarkable document. It shap¬ ed the essential features by which a nation of thirteen states east of the Appalachians be¬ came a...


    • Observations on the Menominee Indians
    • Observations of the Menominee Indians: Willard H. Titus (1847-1913), while not entirely unsympathetic, offers a prejudiced view of the Menominee Indians and westward expansion, typical of his time. Despite the characterizations that offend our...
    • 1930-1931
    • wiliard h titus m d


    • Pioneer and political reminiscences
    • Pioneer and Political Reminiscences, part 3: In this portion of his memoirs, Republican politician Nils Haugen (1849-1931) discusses how he filled the congressional seat of William T. Price after the latter's death in 1886. He alternates between...
    • 1927-1928
    • pioneer and political reminiscences1 nils p haugen elected to congress my term as railroad commissioner being about to ex pire i intended to resume the practice of law and had an understanding with frank ross a practicing attorney of prescott and...


    • A utopian kingdom in the American grain
    • A Utopian Kingdom in the American Grain: This biographical sketch of James Jesse Strang (1813-1856), unlike previous studies, does not emphasize the bizarre and eccentric aspects of his career. Following the assassination of Joseph Smith...
    • 1977-1978
    • s&.-**^^ - », = I 'i i V ¦ k 4 WHi (X3) 3225- Font Lake on Beaver Island, Michigan, ca. 1910.


    • The Sugar River Valley
    • The Sugar River Valley: In this excerpt from a longer memoir, Melchior Koch (dates unknown) recounts his childhood near Riley and Klevenville in western Dane County. He gives warm descriptions of the characters from the area, who came from a...
    • 1956-1957
    • The Sugar River Valley by Melchior Koch ''No man is an Hand, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well...


    • Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford
    • Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford, part 8: This chapter of the educator's recollections describes her faculty position at the normal school in Menomonie (now the Univ. of Wisconsin - Stout) from 1906 to 1910. She gives a detailed account of the town and...
    • 1931-1932
    • memoirs of mary d bradford chapter xiii three years in the stout training school when i went to menomonie wisconsin in the fall of 1906 i was not entirely unacquainted with the place or with the schools that had made this little city of 5,600...


    • Sheboygan County: out of a wilderness
    • Sheboygan County, Out of a Wilderness: This is a readable summary of the development of the county that begins by describing its physical geography, forests, rivers, and fur trade before 1800. Most of the essay, however, describes the activities of...
    • 1941-1942
    • sheboygan county out of a wilderness by gustave w buchen i efore the first permanent white settlers came to what is now sheboygan county in 1834 the land was cov ered with a great primeval forest which extended westward to the prairies of fond du...


    • Seven nights of terror : the 1935 bombing spree of 'Idzy' Rutkowski
    • Seven Nights of Terror: Milwaukee’s “Mad Bomber” of 1935, by Matthew Prigge. During the week preceding November 3, 1935, an unknown terrorist set off homemade dynamite bombs attacking civic buildings and banks in Milwaukee on five separate...
    • 2013-2014
    • Seven Nights of Teeeoe The 1935 Bombing Spree of "Idzy" Rutkowski BY MATTHEW J. PRIGGE o I 111 Police patrol O i v Rutkowski's getaway car was outfitted with lights and sirens stripped from a stolen police squad car similar to the one pictured...


    • Peter Schuster: Dane County farmer
    • Peter Schuster, Dane County Farmer: The first of a three-part biography of Peter Schuster (1829-1918) a German immigrant farmer in Dane County. In this portion of the biography, written by Schuster's daughter Rose Schuster Taylor (1863-1951), she...
    • 1944-1945
    • peter schuster dane county farmer by rose schuster taylor on january 5 1863 four days after lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation i was born on a wisconsin pioneer farm two miles west of middleton in dane coun ty wisconsin i was the seventh...

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