Rachel Ramthun is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She will graduate in May 2017 with a double major in Public Administration and Political Science and a minor in Economics, and she plans to earn a masters degree soon after. Rachel has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Wisconsin 101 and she hopes it will become one of many ways in which she will serve her home state.

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OBJECT HISTORY: Old Abe, the Live War Eagle

This is Old Abe, the “Live War-Eagle” (and most mischievous mascot) of the Eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Named after Abraham Lincoln, Old Abe was the Eighth Wisconsin’s mascot when they served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.