History

Seasonal workers who traveled from Mexico, and Texas-born people of Mexican descent, known as Tejanos, became a crucial part of Wisconsin's agricultural workforce during and after World War II, setting the stage for a dairy industry that relies heavily on immigrants to this day.
World War I was a defining moment for the United States. Soldiers shipped out to the Western Front, many more people took on unconventional roles at home, and Americans across the board were forced to make compromises in daily life.
Wisconsin may be known as the Dairy State, but its status as a bastion of beer is just as legendary.
During World War I, civic life in the United States often centered around what civilians could do to help the war effort.
School-lunch programs have developed over the course of many decades, and their specific shape and intentions have not always been a matter of political consensus.
The length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking, records and interviews show.
In the 21st century, nearly a century after its founding in the 1930s, the institution balances Wisconsin's tradition of ecological research with public outreach, citizen-science projects and hosting visitors.
One of Milwaukee's socialist projects was the Garden Homes district, a housing project modeled after the British "garden city" movement that provided working class people with well-built homes, yards, and easy access to a local park.
For nearly 30 years up to 1994, Tommy Thompson was the only Wisconsin governor to issue executive orders to lower flags.
Though the passenger pigeon went extinct a century ago, could its absence have repercussions that are being felt in the 21st century?