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Luke Skywalker’s Milwaukee Connections

The highly anticipated next installment of Star Wars hits theaters this month. Unlike the first movie in the reboot launched ...

Milwaukee’s Cyclorama Masters

Depending on your age, it’s hard to think of a time before YouTube, cell phones, the Internet or even computers. ...

Polka Smugglers: How One Man Connected With Wisconsin’s Music

Polka always left writer Alex Bledsoe cold. That is until he discovered the musical connection between his old home in ...

Settling The Controversy Around Civil War Icon Old Abe

One of the most well-known figures in Civil War Wisconsin wasn’t a person at all, but a bald eagle named Old ...

The Monster Knife Of John F. Potter

On April 5, 1860, as tensions over slavery grew, Wisconsin Congressman John F. Potter was challenged to a duel by ...

Literacy In Wisconsin: Liberian Refugee Miss Elizabeth Finds New Life In Milwaukee

Miss Elizabeth came to Milwaukee from Liberia in 2007. She knew no English. She’d never really even gone to school. ...

Vicksburg

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate troops at Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a prolonged siege. ...

Gettysburg

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, an event many believe was a turning point of ...

Civil War Malt House

Civil War Malt House: This weekend beer lovers will gather in Madison for the annual Great Taste of the Midwest. ...

Civil War Songs

150 years ago, Wisconsin soldiers slogged through the second year of the Civil War. Madison-based band Count This Penny set ...

Count This Penny

A hundred and fifty years ago, Wisconsin soldiers entered the second year of the Civil War. Now, some of their ...

Civil War Week: Slavery Memories

Today, we mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a story from Madison's Joyce Salter ...

The Letters of Chalmers Ingersoll

The Civil War split families. But it also brought people together. Commentator Sarah Covington shares her family’s story of love ...

Civil War Week: Nathaniel Rollins, POW

Nathaniel Rollins was a Captain in Company H of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Rollins spent much ...

Civil War Week: 1st Brigade Band

In 1864, eighteen men from Brodhead enlisted in the Union Army as the band of the 1st Brigade. Today, the ...