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Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

Wisconsin 101: Fromm’s Fashionable Furs From Wausau

In the early decades of the 20th century, it was fashionable to use fox fur on everything from scarfs, capes, and ...

Wisconsin 101: Lifesaving Medal For The Rescue Of The Tanner

Wisconsin has more than 800 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. Since the early 19th century, Wisconsin’s maritime communities have routinely ...

Wisconsin 101: Wisconsin Company Helps Pioneer Workplace Safety

Employers Mutual was the first workers compensation insurance company in the United States. The Wausau company set new standards for ...

Wisconsin 101: The Le Maire Sundial Compass Was 18th Century GPS

The Le Maire sundial compass was the mid-18th century equivalent to today’s GPS. It was found near Green Bay in ...

Wisconsin 101: Yerkes Telescope And The Birthplace Of Astrophysics

The 40-inch refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, contains the world’s largest refracting lenses. Built in 1895, the telescope ...

Iconic Penguin Server Was Essential Party Piece

Produced by the West Bend Aluminum Company, the Penguin Hot and Cold Server was an essential cocktail party piece in ...

Wisconsin 101: Pillow Sham Celebrates Service In CCC

Created in 1933, Rose Mary Drab created a pillow sham to honor her brother Edward’s service in the Civilian Conservation Corps ...

Musician Raphael Baez One Of First Mexicans To Call Milwaukee Home

Raphael Baez was one of the first Mexicans to call Milwaukee home. Trained as a classical musician in Mexico, Baez ...