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Civil War Sesquicentennial

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Many events are being planned across the US in the next four years to commemorate the war. Although no major battles were fought here, Wisconsin still played a large part in the war. More than 91,000 men from Wisconsin fought and more than 12,000 died. Regiments from […]

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Locomotive #2713

The first train came to Stevens Point in 1871- and Locomotive #2713  (built in 1911), is a testament to the important role that railroad has played in the city since that date. Stevens Point’s Southside Railroad Complex was once the hub of railroad activity in Central Wisconsin. Locomotive #2713, on display since 1955, is open for exploration and includes stairs […]

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“Badger Boneyards” Explores Wisconsin’s Cities of the Dead

Press Release from the Wisconsin Historical Society: The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, “Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story” ($16.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-451-7) unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is […]

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