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Password’s Allen Ludden: From small-town Wisconsin to game-show glory

I recently visited Mineral Point to sample its famous attractions, including the historic mining sites and the 19th century architecture. ...

After a yearslong search, Wisconsin’s oldest tree is revealed. Sort of.

Close your eyes and imagine the oldest tree in Wisconsin. When I would do this, I used to picture something ...

Madison-based author puts Black history in perspective

Joyce Salter Johnson has loved history her entire life. But as a descendant of enslaved people, her family history — ...

From The World’s Largest Six-Pack To The Hodag: A Tour Of Wisconsin’s Roadside Attractions

Author Eric Dregni has been a keen observer of roadside attractions for years. He recently wrote the book “The Impossible ...

What’s The Scoop On The Origin Of The Culver’s Franchise?

Just about everyone in Wisconsin is familiar with Culver’s. Whether it’s the cheese curds, the custard or the ButterBurgers that draw ...

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Yellow: A Peek Into Wisconsin’s Quirky Margarine Laws

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. It’s a title we take seriously. The state is home to more than 1 million cows that produce 2.44 billion ...

‘Shoulder Season’: Novel Tells Fictional Story At Historic Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel

The Playboy Club Hotel opened in Lake Geneva in 1968. Not only did it bring celebrities to southeast Wisconsin, but ...

‘I Still Remember’: A Woman’s Journey From Laos To Eau Claire

In the mid-1970s, Lisa Chue Thao and her family had to leave their whole world behind. Their farm, their friends, ...

It ‘Looks Like A Square Root Symbol’: How Pepin County Got Its Shape

Dunn County in western Wisconsin once had access to the Mississippi River. Its early boundary held for four years until ...

What Role Did Camp Randall Play In The Civil War?

We recently received a question from a listener. John Hanson from Madison wrote to us saying: “Camp Randall has more ...

Remembering The Sheboygan Armory: A Hub For Concerts, Basketball & Community

For nearly 80 years, the Sheboygan Armory has overlooked Lake Michigan. Completed in 1942, it was a project of the ...

‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...

Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Geographically, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares ...

Socialists In Our Midst? Wisconsin’s Dream Of A ‘Cooperative Commonwealth’

Wisconsin has a rich history in politics that has influenced many of the nation’s major political movements.  Contributor Eric Dregni ...

Wisconsin 101: Pasties

Imagine this: It’s early morning in a small Wisconsin town about a century ago. The sun hasn’t risen, but parents ...