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Local History Information available Online

The following local history resources are all available online.

Kaukauna Timeline
A Brief History of Kaukauna
Meaning of the name “Kaukauna”
The origin of the Kaukauna High School mascot, the “Galloping Ghost”
Obituaries from the Kaukauna Times
Photo Gallery – Contains over 1,700 historical photos from around the Kaukauna area.

Kaukauna City Directories 
Kaukauna Telephone Directories
Military Letter Index. WW1 & WW2.
Mayors of Kaukauna
Kaukauna Public Library board members 1899 – Present
Kaukauna Public Library directors 1899 – Present

Lyle Hansen’s Time Machine

Kaukuana Memory Project

The Kaukauna Memory Project exists to increase access to and awareness of local history resources housed at the Kaukauna Public Library in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Currently digitized. The collection currently includes:

  • Early History of Kaukauna
  • Faces of Kaukauna
  • Grand Army of the Republic Membership Roll 1861-1933
  • Kaukauna School Graduation Programs 1895-1913
  • World War I Military Letters
  • History of the Streets of Kaukauna
  • Industrial Kaukauna
  • Kaukauna 175th Jubilee Album
  • Kaukauna Postcard Collection
  • Tom McGinnis Art
  • Riverview Sanatorium/Dr. John Russo
  • Kaukauna Marriage Licenses

Kaukauna Newspaper Index

The Kaukauna Newspaper Index contains references to a selective list of articles appearing in various Kaukauna newspapers. Indexing begins in 1880 and continues to the present, though coverage in years before 1980 is not comprehensive. The index is maintained by Kaukauna Public Library staff & volunteers and is updated regularly.