Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, for the month of October.
3. Two Wisconsin soldiers during World War I
Portrait of World War I soldier Alfred Dave (left) and unidentified friend, Green Bay, 1917-1918. Brown County War History Committee collection, Neville Public Museum of Brown County.
2. Dow Riots at UW-Madison
On October 18, 1967, hundreds of students gathered on the UW-Madison campus to protest recruiters from Dow Chemical, makers of napalm used in the Vietnam War. The protest turned violent when Madison police attempted to remove the protesters by force. Dozens of students were beaten bloody, tear gas was used for the first time in an anti-war demonstration, and 19 police officers were treated at local hospitals. UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
1. An unusual Halloween costume
Boy in pumpkin head costume, Milwaukee, 1949. Milwaukee Public Library.
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