Wisconsin History Day By Day

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"Wisconsin Newspapers 1833-1850: An Analytical Bibliography" by James Hansen

"Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957" compiled by Donald Oehlerts

"A Wisconsin Fifteen" edited by J. Kevin Graffagnino

"Early Printing in Wisconsin" by Douglas C. McMurtrie



Interesting Fact:

The Green Bay Intelligencer came out strongly in favor of James Doty in an early territorial election, one of the first Wisconsin newspapers to promote politics.

Study Questions:

  • Why did the Intelligencer stop publishing only a few years after it was founded?
  • How many newspapers are published in Green Bay today?
  • Why were newspapers an important part of people's lives in the Wisconsin Territory?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 11:

    1872: Pinckney Benton Steward Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana, the first black governor in the U.S.
    1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.
    1961: The first direct U.S.military support in South Vietnam, a ship load of helicopters, arrives in Saigon.

  • December 11

    December 11, 1833: Wisconsin's first newspaper was established in Green Bay. The Green Bay Intelligencer continued until 1836.

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