Tag: Waukesha

Tumblr top three: July 2013

Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, for the month of July. And thanks to Erik Koeppel of Volume One, the Chippewa Valley-area news and entertainment magazine, for spotlighting our […] 

Portraits of Wisconsin workers

The thirteen photographs in this slideshow depict farm laborers, factory employees, and other Wisconsin workers from the 1890s to the 1970s. Looking at these images, we wonder: what was on the minds of these now-anonymous […] 

Stories from city directories

This slideshow highlights a selection of advertisements from Wisconsin city directories published between 1857 and 1930. City directories are commercially-published compilations of the names, addresses and professions of people in a particular town or city. The earliest formal […] 

Welsh in Wisconsin

The earliest immigrants from Wales to Wisconsin arrived in 1840, with peak immigration between about 1850 and 1860. To see more photos and documents related to the history of Welsh immigrants in Wisconsin, try searching our […] 

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