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    The definitive history of Wisconsin is the six volume, The History of Wisconsin edited by William Fletcher Thompson and published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison) between 1976 and 1998. It, and other general histories of Wisconsin will be found under "Comprehensive References" at the Bibliography tab above. Other publications of historical interest are listed as Major and Minor References.

    Note that these listings are not intended to be comprehensive. Items have been added because of their relevance to northern Wisconsin/Vilas County history or some particular portion related to this webpage.

    Charles P. Forbes
    July 25, 2012
  • Bibliography

    Comprehensive References

    Wisconsin Tales and Trails Magazine, Madison, . View Full Entry
    Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Madison, . View Full Entry
    Wisconsin Writers, Badger History. V.26 #1 Sept 1972, Madison, 1972. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, CD (Anthology of Wisconsin History Books), Clarkston, GA, 2117. View Full Entry
    Balousek, Marv, Wisconsin Heroes, Oregon, WI, 1995. View Full Entry
    Bates, Paul, Karen and Tom, Collector's Guide to Wisconsin Bottles, Interactive Book from the Collectibles Database, Goodlettsville, TN, 1990. View Full Entry
    Campbell, Harry, Wisconsin in Three Centuries, 1634-1905, Four Volumes, all contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography, New York, 1906. View Full Entry
    Chase, et al., Famous Wisconsin Women, Madison, 1971. View Full Entry
    Clark, James, Chronicles of Wisconsin, Madison, 1956. View Full Entry
    Dunn and Lewis, Eds., We Were Children Then, Volume II: Stories from the Yarns of Yesteryear Project, Madison, 1982. View Full Entry
    English and Calhoun, Wisconsin Story, Oklahoma City, 1992. View Full Entry
    Gard and Sorden, Romance of Wisconsin Place Names, A Wisconsin House Book, New York, 1968. View Full Entry
    Gard, et al., We Were Children Then: Stories from the Yarns of Yesteryear Project, Madison, 1976. View Full Entry
    Gibbon, David, designer; Ted Smart, Producer, Wisconsin A Picture Book to Remember Her By, New York, 1978. View Full Entry
    Janik, Erika, Short History of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Circus in Wisconsin, Badger History, Vol. XXX, #3, Jan. 1977, Madison, 1977. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Early Wisconsin Industry, Badger History, 1967, Madison, 1967. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Ethnic Groups in Wisconsin, Badger History, Vol. XXIV, #1, Sept. 1970, Madison, 1970. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Hispanics in Wisconsin, Badger History, Vol. XXXIII, #3, Jan, 1980, Madison, 1980. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed, Norwegians in Wisconsin, Badger History, Vol. XXVIII, #3, Jan. 1975, Madison, 1975. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Twentieth Century Industry, Badger History, Vol. XXIV #4, March, 1971, Madison, 1971. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Urban Life: City Development, Badger History, Vol. XXIII, #2, Nov. 1969, Madison, 1969. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Wisconsin Architecture, Badger History, Vol. XXII, #1, Sept. 1968, Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, E, Wisconsin Inventors, Badger History, Vol. XXIII, #4, May, 1970, Madison, 1970. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Wisconsin Negroes, Badger History, Vol. XXII, #2, Nov. 1968, Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Wisconsin and the Arts, Badger History, Vol.XXI, #4, March, 1968, Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kenetzke, Howard, Ed., Poles in Wisconsin, Badger History, Vol. XXXII, #3, Jan. 1979, Madison, 1979. View Full Entry
    Lesy, Michael, Wisconsin Death Trip, NY, 1973. View Full Entry
    Olsenius and Zerby, Guide to the History Along Wisconsin's Highways, Wayzata, MN, 1983. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, Historical Records Advisory Board, Planning to Preserve Wisconsin's History: The Archival Perspective., Madison, 1983. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of, Wisconsin Calendar, 1982, Madison, 1981. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of, Wisconsin Calendar/1983, Madison, 1982. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of, Wisconsin Historical Calendar, 1990, Madison, 1989. View Full Entry

    Major References

    History of Northern Wisconsin, Chicago, 1881. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin Magazine of History, Madison, . View Full Entry
    Austin, H. Russell, Wisconsin Story, Milwaukee, 1964. View Full Entry
    Buenker, John, The Progressive Era, 1893-1914, The History of Wisconsin, Volume IV, Madison, 1998. View Full Entry
    Glad, Paul, War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940, This History of Wisconsin, Volume V, Madison, 1990. View Full Entry
    Hebberd, S. S., History of Wisconsin Under the Dominion of France, Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography, Madison, 1890. View Full Entry
    Legler, Henry, Leading Events on Wisconsin History, Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography, Milwaukee, 1898. View Full Entry
    Nesbit, Robert, Wisconsin: A History, Second Edition Revised and Updated by William F. Thompson, Madison, 1989. View Full Entry
    Raney, William, Wisconsin, A Story of Progress, Appleton, 1970. View Full Entry
    Risjord, Norman, Ten Events that Shaped Wisconsin's History, Wisconsin Blue Book, 1999-2000, P. 99ff, Madison , 1999. View Full Entry
    Smith, Alice, From Exploration to Statehood, The History of Wisconsin, Volume I, Madison, 1985. View Full Entry
    Smith, William, The History of Wisconsin in Three Parts, Three Volumes contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography, Madison, 1854. View Full Entry
    Thompson, William, Continuity and Change, 1940-1965., The History of Wisconsin, Volume VI, Madison, 1988. View Full Entry
    Thwaites, Ruben, Stories of the Badger State, Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography, New York, 1900. View Full Entry
    Thwaites, Ruben, Story of Wisconsin, Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography. The original volume is from the series, "The Story of the States.", Boston, 1890. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Legler, Henry, Origin and Meaning of Wisconsin Place-Names, Transactions of the WI Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. XIV, Part 1. 1902, 1952. View Full Entry
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