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    • Tornadoes in Wisconsin: two case histories
    • Tornadoes in Wisconsin: This article provides detailed accounts of two Wisconsin tornados: one that occurred on April 11, 1965 in Monroe (Green County) and another that occurred in Barneveld (Iowa County) on June 8, 1984. In addition, the article...
    • 1989-1990
    • - ^;.;;-1.T:-"^ 1 1 I lil il 1* P li i ¦i^M, ^ 1 s 'ij»*""'Vi, A^ iil-4^ ^ ^. The aftermath of the 1984 . bameveld tornado. Photo by L. Roger Turner, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal (Madison).


    • Building Milwaukee's breweries: pre-prohibition brewery architecture in the Cream City
    • Building Milwaukee’s Breweries: Pre-Prohibition Brewery Architecture in the Cream City: This essay reveals that the design of Milwaukee’s breweries parallelled brewery architecture elsewhere in the midwest, notably Cincinnati and St. Louis. It...
    • 1994-1995
    • The Schlitz clock lowei- of 1884, designed by either Louis Lehle or Fred Wolf as part of the effort to bring beauty into the industrial .setting. The building is discussed on page 181. Photo by Susan K. Appel. 162


    • Disintegrating forces in Wisconsin politics of the early seventies
    • Disintegrating Forces in Wisconsin Politics of the Early Seventies, part 1: Subtitled "The Liberal Republican Movement," this essay follows the presidential election of 1872 in Wisconsin when the Republican Party began to split apart. At the...
    • 1931-1932
    • disintegrating forces in wisconsin politics of the early seventies the liberal republican movement herman j deutsch the political history of any one of the states of our union has always been identified very closely with that of the party in the...


    • Rafting on the Mississippi
    • Rafting on the Mississippi, part 3: This is the third part of Captain J.M. Turner's (date not verified - 1928) river adventures on the Mississippi. It begins in 1862 with a journey to Nauvoo, Illinois, where Joseph Smith, a Mormon prophet, was shot...
    • 1939-1940
    • rafting on the mississippi captain j m turner on october 30 1862 1 left read's landing with a small lumber raft seven strings wide and twelve cribs long this was a floating raft it belonged to a lumber company at hannibal missouri i could not make...


    • Historic spots in Wisconsin: Stockholm
    • Historic Spots in Wisconsin: Stockholm: A Locality Rich in Legend and History: This short piece describes the region on the east shore of Lake Pepin and its early French history. It reviews the career of Nicolas Perrot (1644-1718) who constructed...
    • 1926-1927
    • historic spots in wisconsin w.a.titus i stockholm a locality rich in legend and history buried was the bloody hatchet buried was the dreadful war-club buried were all warlike weapons and the war-cry was forgotten — longfellow in 1686 nicolas perrot...


    • 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...


    • Portrait of a father
    • Portrait of a Father: This memoir focuses on Alfred Galpin Jr. (1841-1924), the author's father, who came to Wisconsin from England as a child in 1844. His son describes his father's youth in Appleton, Outagamie Co., and his Civil War service, his...
    • 1979-1980
    • ¦¦.''.'' -' .¦ ¦ - '..1 • •- ¦;• 4.. ¦• • ¦ y ¦ . » /«\i; fri"v WHi (X3) 36219 Alfred Galpin, Jr.—soldier, banker, inventor, and subject of the portrait by his son Alfred Galpin the third. This photograph was made in 1919, when the...


    • Giving them what they want : the Reinhardts and quack medicine in Wisconsin
    • Giving them what they want: the Reinhardts and quack medicine in Wisconsin. Authors Erika Janik and Matthew B. Jensen review the history of quackery in Wisconsin, focusing on the Wisconsin Medical Institute and the Master Specialists, run by...
    • 2010-2011
    • sos kK^Z----^ . ..si^40 .me**" , ""Tc^4 a* 5 i TttStl****' sgrjij ..^ Vetfc B^' ttte- * urxi'.. lam. ^-u AVJG Mas "0,a' ~t tto&t * 1 1 q n. d. vi ■Q.a» V7i3(;0' )Ti9iB Mcd'vt LcaV (Above) Testimonials from satisfied...


    • The historian and the American urban tradition
    • The Historian and the American Urban Tradition: A discussion of the American historian and how, through primary sources like newspapers and photographs, they have reconstructed the history of urban communities from 1860 to 1890s. The concepts...
    • 1963-1964
    • THE HISTORIAN AND THE AMERICAN URBAN TRADITION By Charles N. Glaab 11 ''HE writing of history is a most conserva- -'- tive craft; for the historian, whether he likes it or not, is charged with perpetuating traditional common-sense ways of looking...


    • Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin: prophet in his own country
    • Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin: Prophet in His Own Country: This essay discusses the Wisconsin background to Frank Lloyd Wright's (1869-1959) residential and commercial work, and describes many of his best known buildings in Wisconsin. After a...
    • 1964-1965
    • All photos 'oy the author Outcroppings of buff limestone east of Madison—a typical rock formation which inspired much of Frank Lloyd Wright's stonemasonry. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN WISCONSIN: By Richard W. E. Perrin Prophet in His Own...


    • John Hagen: eminent European astronomer sojourns in Wisconsin
    • John Hagen, Eminent European Astronomer Sojourns in Wisconsin: Austrian scientist and Jesuit priest Hagen (1847-1930) came to Prairie du Chien in 1880 to teach at Sacred Heart College. He taught physics and mathematics, and made astronomical...
    • 1941-1942
    • john hagen eminent european astronomer sojourns in wisconsin w b faheety ropeaisr exiles have enriched american life since the birth of our country revolutions have driven some to our shores religious persecution sent others some were rich many...


    • George Clarke Sellery, 1872-1962
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    • 1961-1962
    • This photograph taken by Robert Foss in 1941 was used as the frontispiece of George C. Sellery's last book. Some Ferments at Wisconsin, 1901-1947: Memories and Reflections, published for the University of Wisconsin Library by the University of...


    • Wisconsin goes to war: April, 1861
    • Wisconsin goes to War: April, 1861: This article details how Madison and other Wisconsin communities reacted to the news of Fort Sumter and the start of the war, and how they began to mobilize a Wisconsin militia. It chronicles the efforts of...
    • 1966-1967
    • WISCONSIN GOES TO WAR. APRIL, 1861 By Walter S. Glazer lii'T'HE BALL IS OPENED," announced the -*- telegraph dispatch which arrived in Madison Friday afternoon, April 12, 1861. Early that morning, so the message went. Con¬ federate artillery in...


    • The collector: Octagonal houses and barns
    • The Collector: Octagonal Houses and Barns: Author Bertha Kitchell Whyte (b. 1890) discusses the substantial number of octagonal houses and barns located throughout the state of Wisconsin. Whyte lists sixteen octagonal houses and several barns, as...
    • 1950-1951
    • the collector will be a regular feature of the magazine dealing with all sorts of crafts collectors items art and archi tecture associated with the wisconsin scene we hope that it will be a popular feature and that our readers will co operate with...


    • From reconstruction to the first world war
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    • 1959-1960
    • FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR annotated by 0. Lawrence Burnette, Jr. Postwar economic growth Corporate development The USA at the end of the 1870's to the 1890's: The development of pre-monopolis- tic Capitalism into...


    • The first newspaperman in Oshkosh
    • The First Newspaperman in Oshkosh: As Oshkosh began to grow in earnest in 1849, businesses appeared to meet the needs of a growing population. This article focuses on James Densmore (1820-1889), the founder and editor of the Oshkosh True Democrat,...
    • 1946-1947
    • the first newspaperman in oshkosh by richard n current not everyone going west in 1849 headed for california thousands from eastern states and foreign lands went to wisconsin hundreds of these stopped in the raw but up-and-coming frontier village...


    • W. D. Hoard's humor
    • W. D. Hoard's Humor: Wisconsin governor and founder of Hoard's Dairyman, W. D. Hoard was, according to this article, an oratory force and effective political leader due to his great enthusiasm and humor. (3 pages)
    • 1951-1952
    • humor was an important element in the great reputation as a public speaker won by our onetime governor and the found er of hoard's dairyman his success on the platform arose fundamentally from great enthusiasm serious purpose and thorough study but...


    • Mapping the Wisconsin River
    • Mapping the Wisconsin River: Author Richard D. Durbin traces the efforts over two centuries by the French, British and Americans to map the Wisconsin River. Missionaries and explorers made the first, often highly fanciful, sketches of the river in...
    • 1986-1987
    • The confluence ofthe Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. A photograph taken when the Department of Natural Resources was the Wisconsin Conservation Department. 242


    • Documents: Hawley's diary of his trip across the plains in 1860
    • Documents: Hawley’s Diary of His Trip Across the Plains in 1860: H.J. Hawley (1839-1923) documents his trip from Argyle, Wisconsin, to Mountain City, Colorado, with his uncle in 1860 to see Pike’s Peak. Hawley’s diary documents daily events and...
    • 1935-1936
    • documents hawley's diary of his trip across the plains in 1860 edited with introduction by lynn i pereigo on march 1 1860 h j hawley of argyle wisconsin started a diary and he continued making daily entries to the end of december in 1861.1 in the...


    • Pierre Calame
    • Pierre Calame: Calame (1804-1888) was an early settler of Clifton, in Grant County, famous for his great physical strength. This sketch recounts the author's search for his grave, as well as providing genealogical information and anecdotes from...
    • 1937-1938
    • pierre calame h e roethe pierre christopher calame died october 1 1888 aged 83 years 10 months the tombstone with the above brief inscription in the northwest corner of graceland cemetery in the city of mineral point close to the fairground looked...

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