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Madison-Celebrating 150 Years

Every state’s capitol city has a story to tell, and the story of Madison, Wisconsin is one that is intimately connected with its location within the state (and on a narrow isthmus, to boot) and to its relationship with the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on the resources of the Wisconsin Historical Society, this site is designed to offer a host of primary documents and visual ephemera related to the history of this fair city. The site contains sections that highlight exhibits related to the city’s 150th anniversary, along with sections on buildings and places throughout the city, as well as stories of the town as told by a host of individuals. This last section is a great place to start, as it contains reminisces of the city from those told by the first child born in Madison, Wisconsiana Hawley, and tales of dorm life at the University by that noted environmentalist and wanderer, John Muir. The buildings and places area is a real treat, as it includes photographs of the Native American mounds that are remarkably wide-spread through the city and images of buildings constructed by August Kutzbock, an architect who worked there in the 1850s and 1860s.
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2006-06-16 08:09:30
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2006-06-16 13:18:15
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