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Wisconsin Local Legends
We’ve all heard about Bullalo Bill Cody, Lawrence Welk, Charles Lindberg, Sinclair Lewis, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other Midwesterners whose fame gained a national status. Our aim is to bring you the histories,the stories, and records of those achievements which were never really appreciated beyond the local community.


1865 - (Civil War) Lincoln Assassinated
This Day in Wisconsin History
On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Although no Wisconsin troops were on hand,
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Wisconsin Troops Capture Jefferson Davis - Wisconsin History
This Day in Wisconsin History
Just after dawn on May 10, 1865, Col. Henry Harnden of Madison and his squad of 30 volunteers from the First Cavalry arrested the President of the Confederacy. After Ro
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1757 - Phineas Cadwell, Revolutionary War Veteran, Born
This Day in Wisconsin History
Cadwell was born on this date in 1757 in Hartford, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War for almost four years. In 1850, he moved to the Town of Yorkville in Racine Co. In 1856, at age 99, he was given a government land grant of 160 acres f
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