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Encyclopedia > Madison, Wisconsin
City of Madison
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Nickname: "Mad Town" or "Mad City"
Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin
Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°4′N 89°24′W / 43.067, -89.4
Municipality City
Incorporated 1848
Government
 - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz
Area
 - City 219.4 km² (84.7 sq mi)
 - Land 174.3 km² (67.3 sq mi)
 - Water 41.4 km² (16.0 sq mi)
Population (2006 Est.)
 - City 223,389
 - Density 1,169.8/km² (3,029.8/sq mi)
 - Urban 329,5331
 - Metro 543,022
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 608
1 Urban = 2000 Census
Website: www.cityofmadison.com

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. It is also home to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Madison may refer to: Madison (name), used as both a given name and a surname Madison is the name of several towns and cities in the United States, many of which are named after the fourth President James Madison: Madison, Wisconsin, state capital Madison, Alabama Madison, Arkansas Madison, California Madison... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 453 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,400 × 1,360 pixels, file size: 797 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The official Flag of Madison, Wisconsin was adopted by Madison, Wisconsin on April 12, 1962. ... Image File history File links Seal of Madison, Wisconsin This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias WI county maps by Bumm13. ... Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... David J. Cieslewicz (IPA: tʃɛs. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The 608 area code currently covers much of southwestern Wisconsin, including the capital city of Madison as well as the cities of Baraboo, Beloit, Janesville, La Crosse, and Platteville. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


The 2006 population estimate of Madison was 223,389, making it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Dane County and neighboring Iowa and Columbia counties. The Madison MSA had a 2006 estimated population of 543,022, and is one of the fastest-growing in Wisconsin. For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Iowa County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...

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History

View of Madison. From the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona, 1855.
View of Madison. From the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona, 1855.

Madison was created in 1836 when former federal judge James Duane Doty purchased over a thousand acres (4 km²) of swamp and forest land on the isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona within the Four Lakes region, with the intention of building a city on the site. The Wisconsin Territory had been created earlier that year and the territorial legislature had convened in Belmont, Wisconsin. One of the legislature's tasks was to choose a permanent location for the territory's capital. Doty lobbied aggressively for the legislature to select Madison as the new capital, offering buffalo robes to the freezing legislators and promising choice Madison lots at discount prices to undecided voters . He had James Slaughter plat two cities in the area, Madison and "The City of Four Lakes," near present-day Middleton. Despite the fact that Madison was still only a city on paper, the territorial legislature voted on November 28 in favor of Madison as its capital, largely because of its location halfway between the new and growing cities around Milwaukee in the east and the long established strategic post of Prairie du Chien in the west, and because of its location between the highly populated lead mining regions in the southwest and Wisconsin's oldest city, Green Bay in the northeast. Being named for the much-admired founding father James Madison, who had just died, and having streets named for each of the 39 signers of the Constitution, also helped attract votes.[citation needed] Download high resolution version (1619x947, 334 KB)View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin. ... Download high resolution version (1619x947, 334 KB)View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin. ... Painting of James Duane Doty by George H. Patch James Duane Doty (November 5, 1799 – June 13, 1865) was a land speculater and politician in the United States who played a large role in the development of Wisconsin and Utah Territory. ... Wisconsin Territory became an organized territory of the United States by an act of U.S. Congress passed on April 20, 1836 which went into effect on July 3, 1836. ... Belmont is a village located in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. ... A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Sign seen in Prairie du Chien, WI on entering from Iowa. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... For other persons named James Madison, see James Madison (disambiguation). ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ...


The cornerstone for the Wisconsin capitol was laid in 1837, and the legislature first met there in 1838. Madison was incorporated as a village in 1846, with a population of 626. When Wisconsin became a state in 1848, Madison remained the capital, and the following year it became host to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad (a predecessor of what would become known as the Milwaukee Road) connected to Madison in 1854. Madison became a city in 1856, with a population of 6,863. The original capitol was replaced in 1863. The second capitol burned in 1904, and the current capitol was built between 1906 and 1917.[1] The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ...


During the American Civil War, Madison served as a center of the Union Army in Wisconsin. The intersection of Milwaukee, East Washington, Winnebago, and North Streets is known as Union Corners, as a tavern located there was the last stop for Union soldiers before heading to fight the Confederates. Camp Randall, on the west side of Madison, was built and used as a training camp, a military hospital, and a prison camp for captured Confederate soldiers. After the war ended, the Camp Randall site was absorbed into the University of Wisconsin- Camp Randall Stadium was built over the site in 1917. In 2004 the last vestige of active military training on the site was removed when the stadium renovation replaced a firing range used for ROTC training. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ...


Geography and climate

View of Lake Monona from Monona Terrace
View of Lake Monona from Monona Terrace

Madison is located in the center of Dane County in south-central Wisconsin, 77 miles (124 km) west of Milwaukee and 122 miles (196 km) northwest of Chicago. The city completely surrounds the smaller Town of Madison, as well as the villages Maple Bluff and Shorewood Hills. Madison shares borders with its largest suburb, Sun Prairie, and four other communities, Middleton, Monona, McFarland, and Fitchburg. The city's boundaries also approach the villages of Verona, Cottage Grove and Waunakee. Lake Monona Madison, WI Source: Image taken by Dori License: Dual GFDL and CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lake Monona Madison, WI Source: Image taken by Dori License: Dual GFDL and CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Madison is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Maple Bluff is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Shorewood Hills is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Sun Prairie is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin and is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. ... Middleton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Monona is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... McFarland is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin on the eastern shore of Lake Waubesa. ... Fitchburg is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Verona is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, in the United States. ... Location of Waunakee, Wisconsin Sign for Waunakee Downtown Waunakee on Wisconsin Highway 19 Waunakee is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, Madison has a total area of 84.7 square miles (219.3 km²), of which, 68.7 square miles (177.9 km²) of it is land and 16.0 square miles (41.5 km²) of it (18.91%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

Wisconsin State Capitol by night
Wisconsin State Capitol by night

The city is sometimes described as The City of Four Lakes, comprising the four successive lakes of the Yahara River: Lake Mendota ("Fourth Lake"), Lake Monona ("Third Lake"), Lake Waubesa ("Second Lake") and Lake Kegonsa ("First Lake")[2], although Waubesa and Kegonsa are not actually in Madison, but rather just south of it. A fifth smaller lake, Lake Wingra, is within the city as well, but not on the Yahara River chain. The Yahara flows into the Rock River, which in turn, flows into the Mississippi River. Downtown Madison is located on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. The city's trademark of "Lake, City, Lake" reflects this geography. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 396 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (676 × 1023 pixel, file size: 346 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Darin ten Bruggencate around December 2004/January 2005. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 396 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (676 × 1023 pixel, file size: 346 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Darin ten Bruggencate around December 2004/January 2005. ... The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 45 mi (70 km) long, in southern Wisconsin in the United States. ... Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes near Madison, Wisconsin. ... Lake Monona is a lake surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin and on the south side by the city of Monona, Wisconsin. ... Lake Waubesa is one of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin. ... A view of Lake Wingra Lake Wingra is a small lake located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin. ... The frozen Rock River near Oregon, Illinois. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... For other uses, see Isthmus (disambiguation). ...


Madison, and all of southern Wisconsin, has a temperate climate, or more specifically, a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfa), characterized by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance—winters see temperatures well below freezing, with moderate to occasionally very heavy snowfall; high temperatures in summer often reach the upper 80s to 90s °F (26 to 32 °C) and very high humidity levels are not uncommon. For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... The Köppen Climate Classifications are the standard incriments by which geographers and climatologists classify the climate of a particular part of the world. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ...

Monthly average and record temperatures and precipitation
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Record high °F (°C) 56 (13.3) 64 (17.7) 82 (27.7) 94 (34.4) 93 (33.8) 101 (38.3) 104 (40) 102 (38.8) 99 (37.2) 90 (32.2) 76 (24.4) 64 (17.7)
Average high °F (°C) 25.2 (-3.7) 30.8 (-0.6) 42.8 (6) 56.6 (13.6) 69.4 (20.7) 78.3 (25.7) 82.1 (27.8) 79.4 (26.3) 71.4 (21.8) 59.6 (15.3) 43.3 (6.3) 30.2 (-1)
Average low °F (°C) 9.3 (-12.6) 14.3 (-9.8) 24.6 (-4.1) 35.2 (1.7) 46 (7.7) 55.7 (13.2) 61 (16.1) 58.7 (14.8) 49.9 (9.9) 38.9 (3.8) 27.7 (-2.4) 15.8 (-9)
Record low °F (°C) -37 (-38.3) -29 (-33.8) -29 (-33.8) 0 (-17.7) 19 (-7.2) 31 (-0.5) 36 (2.2) 35 (1.6) 25 (-3.8) 13 (-10.5) -11 (-23.8) -25 (-31.6)
Precipitation in (mm) 1.25 (31.75) 1.28 (32.5) 2.28 (57.9) 3.35 (85.1) 3.25 (82.5) 4.05 (102.9) 3.93 (99.8) 4.33 (110) 3.08 (78.2) 2.18 (55.4) 2.31 (58.7) 1.66 (42.2)
Snowfall in (cm) 10.9 (27.7) 7.9 (20.1) 8.1 (20.6) 2.5 (6.4) 0.1 (0.3) T T T T 0.3 (0.8) 3.6 (9.1) 10.6 (26.9)
Source: US Travel Weather [3]

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 172
1850 1,525 786.6%
1860 6,611 333.5%
1870 9,176 38.8%
1880 10,324 12.5%
1890 13,426 30%
1900 19,164 42.7%
1910 25,531 33.2%
1920 38,378 50.3%
1930 57,899 50.9%
1940 67,447 16.5%
1950 96,056 42.4%
1960 126,706 31.9%
1970 171,809 35.6%
1980 170,616 −0.7%
1990 191,262 12.1%
2000 208,903 9.2%
Est. 2006 223,389 [4] 6.9%
Source: U.S. Census[5]
Madison and Wisconsin demographics
Wisconsin Madison Ethnicity
91% 83.96% White
6.48% 5.84% Black
2.21% 5.80% Asian
1.3% 0.36% Native American
0.09% 0.04% Pacific Islander
N/A 4.09% Hispanic
N/A 2.32% Two or more races
N/A 1.67% Other race
Note: Hispanics may be of any race.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 208,054 people, 89,019 households, and 42,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,029.7 people per square mile (1,169.8/km²). There were 92,394 housing units at an average density of 1,345.4/sq mi (519.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.96% White, 5.84% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


There were 89,019 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 21.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,941, and the median income for a family was $59,840. Males had a median income of $36,718 versus $30,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,498. About 5.8% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The metropolitan area of Madison as of 2003 had 526,742 inhabitants, making it the second-most populous in the state, after Milwaukee. Dane County is also one of the fastest growing counties in Wisconsin, adding around 60,000 people per decade.


Politics

Madison is associated with "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive movement. La Follette's Magazine, The Progressive, founded in 1909, is still published in Madison. City voting patterns have supported the Democratic Party in national elections in the last half-century, and a liberal and progressive majority is generally elected to the city council. Detractors refer to Madison as The People's Republic of Madison, the "Left Coast of Wisconsin," or as "70 square miles surrounded by reality."[citation needed] This latter phrase was coined by former Wisconsin Republican governor Lee S. Dreyfus while campaigning in 1978, as recounted by campaign aide, Bill Kraus. Image File history File links Wis-capitol. ... Image File history File links Wis-capitol. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the state Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. ... For other uses, see Isthmus (disambiguation). ... Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... The United States Progressive Party of 1924 was a national ticket created by Robert M. La Follette, Sr. ... The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics and culture with a pronounced left-of-center perspective. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Look up peoples republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lee Sherman Dreyfus (born June 20, 1926) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the 40th governor of Wisconsin from January 4, 1979 to January 3, 1983. ...


In the 1960s and 70s, the Madison counterculture was centered in the neighborhood of Mifflin and Bassett streets, referred to as Miffland. The area contained many three-story apartments where students and counterculture youth lived, painted murals, and operated the co-operative grocery store, the Mifflin Street Co-op. The neighborhood often came into conflict with authorities, particularly then Republican Mayor Bill Dyke, a one-time personality on WISC-TV who was later to run for vice-president with segregationist Lester Maddox. Dyke was viewed by students as a direct antagonist in efforts to protest the Vietnam War, because of his efforts to suppress local riots that had resulted in property damage. The annual Mifflin Street Block Party became a focal point for protest, although by the late seventies it had become a mainstream community party. For the Roy Harper album Counter Culture, see Counter Culture. ... WISC-TV, channel 3 (analog)/50 (digital), is the CBS affiliate for Madison, Wisconsin. ... Lester Garfield Maddox Lester Garfield Maddox (September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American Democratic Party politician who was governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Revelers and police officers at the Mifflin Street Block Party in 2007. ...


Madison is also home to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which attempts to influence government in matters relating to the separation of church and state. The foundation is known for its lawsuits against religious displays on public property, among other things. In recent years, they have made removal of In God We Trust from American currency a main focus. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is an American Freethought organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see In God We Trust (disambiguation). ...


During the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of students and other citizens took part in anti-Vietnam War marches and demonstrations, with more violent incidents drawing national attention to the city and UW campus. These include: Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...

  • the 1967 student protest of Dow Chemical Company, with 74 injured;
  • the 1969 strike to secure greater representation and rights for African American students and faculty, which necessitated the involvement of the Wisconsin Army National Guard;
  • the 1970 fire that caused damage to the Army ROTC headquarters housed in the Old Red Gym, also known as the Armory; and
  • the 1970 late summer pre-dawn ANFO bombing of Sterling Hall which housed the Army Mathematics Research Center, killing a post-doctoral student, Robert Fassnacht. Four bombers in the "New Year's Gang" were linked to the bombing, one of whom remains at large. (see Sterling Hall bombing)

These protests were the subject of the documentary The War at Home[7] Tom Bates also wrote the book Rads on the subject (ISBN 0-06-092428-4). Bates wrote that Dyke's attempt to suppress the annual Mifflin Street block party "would take three days, require hundreds of officers on overtime pay, and engulf the student community from the nearby Southeast Dorms to Langdon Street's fraternity row. Tear gas hung like heavy fog across the Isthmus." In the fracas, student activist Paul Soglin, then a city alderman, was arrested and taken to jail. Soglin was later elected mayor of Madison, serving from 1973 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1997, in his latter term aligning himself as a moderate in the regional Democratic Party. David Maraniss also wrote a book, They Marched into Sunlight, which incorporated the 1967 Dow protests into a larger Vietnam War narrative. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. ... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ... ROTC links here. ... ANFO stands for ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (most often diesel fuel, sometimes kerosene or even molasses). ... The Sterling Hall Bombing was a crime on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on August 24, 1970 committed as a protest against the Universitys research connections with US military during the Vietnam War. ... The War at Home was a documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the Vietnam War. ... A riot control agent is a type of lachrymatory agent (or lacrimatory agent). ... Paul Soglin (born April 22, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is a politician and activist based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions. ... A county jail is a place of detention for people awaiting trial, or for those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and are serving a sentence of less than one year. ... David Maraniss (1949- ) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Madison city politics remain dominated by activists of liberal and progressive ideologies. In 1992, a local third party Progressive Dane was founded. Recently enacted city policies supported in the Progressive Dane platform have included an inclusionary zoning ordinance and a city minimum wage. The party holds multiple seats on the Madison City Council and Dane County Board of Supervisors, and is aligned variously with the Democratic and Green parties.


The city's voters are also, as a whole, much more politically liberal than voters in the rest of Wisconsin. For example, 76% of Madison voters voted against a 2006 state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage[8], even though the ban passed statewide with 59% of the vote.[9] Wisconsin Referendum 1 of 2006 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Wisconsin Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ...


Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[10], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. David J. Cieslewicz (IPA: tʃɛs. ... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ...


Religion

Madison is the episcopal see for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison.[11] Saint Raphael's Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese. A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ... Arms of the Bishop of Madison The Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin is the Roman Catholic Diocese for the southwest corner of Wisconsin. ... Saint Raphaels Cathedral is the Cathedral parish for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison. ...


The world's largest congregation of Unitarian Universalists, First Unitarian Society of Madison, makes its home in the historic Unitarian Meeting House, designed by one of its members, Frank Lloyd Wright. The flaming chalice is the universally recognized symbol for Unitarian Universalism. ... First Unitarian Society of Madison (FUS) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Shorewood Hills, a suburb of of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, . Its meeting house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher who designed more than 1,000 projects, of which more than 500 resulted in completed works. ...


Economy

Wisconsin state government and the University of Wisconsin–Madison remain the top two Madison employers. However, Madison's economy today is evolving from a government-based economy to a consumer services and high-tech base, particularly in the health, biotech and advertising sectors. Beginning in the early 1990s, the city experienced a steady economic boom and has been comparatively unaffected by recession. Much of the expansion has occurred on the city's south and west sides, but it has also affected the east side near the Interstate 39-90-94 interchange and along the northern shore of Lake Mendota. Underpinning the boom is the development of high-tech companies, many actively fostered by the UW–Madison working with local businesses and entrepreneurs to transfer the results of academic research into real-world applications, most notably bio-tech applications. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Many businesses are attracted to Madison's exceptional skill base, taking advantage of the area's high level of education. According to city-data.com, Madison has 48.2% of its population over age 25 holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Forbes magazine reported in 2004 that Madison has the highest percentage of Ph.D.s in the nation. In 2005, Forbes listed the city as having the lowest unemployment in the nation: 2.5%, less than half the U.S. 2004 average.[12] In 2006, the same magazine listed Madison as number 31 in the top 200 metro areas for "Best Places for Business and Careers."[13] Forbes has however named Madison in the top ten several times within the past decade. For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison and the city of Milwaukee will be cooperating to bring more business into the region. One of many hopes of this project includes the long awaited arrival of regional rail transportation. As the two cities grow ever closer, the region has occasionally been called "Madwaukee." The larger region which includes Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul has been referred to as the "Circle City."[14] This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ...


Business

The largest employer in Madison is the Wisconsin state government, not including the University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Wisconsin redirects here. ...


Madison is also home to companies such as Broadcast Interactive Media, as well as the North American division of Spectrum Brands (formerly Rayovac), Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, the Credit Union National Association, CUNA Mutual Group, University of Wisconsin Credit Union. Technology companies in the area include Netconcepts, Telephone and Data Systems, TomoTherapy, Broadjam, Sonic Foundry, Raven Software, Human Head Studios, Renaissance Learning, Flame Front Software, Epic Systems Corporation, and Berbee Information Networks. Many biotech firms exist here as well, including PanVera, now part of Invitrogen, Promega,[15] Third Wave Technologies[16] and the Iceland-based Nimblegen.[17] Rayovac (formerly known as Ray-O-Vac until 1988) is a battery maker based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Rayovac (formerly known as Ray-O-Vac until 1988) is a battery maker based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is an energy holding company with regulated utility providers as well as non-regulated companies involved in delivering energy-related products and services. ... American Family Insurance Group is a private mutual company which focuses on property, casualty and auto insurance, but also offers life, health, and homeowners coverage, as well as investment and retirement-planning products. ... The Credit Union National Association (more popularly known as CUNA) is a trade association for credit unions in the United States. ... The University of Wisconsin Credit Union (doing business as UW Credit Union) is a credit union based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. UW Credit Union currently has over 110,000 members with over $900 million in assets and is the second largest credit union in the state of Wisconsin. ... Netconcepts is a web agency founded and headquarted in Madison, Wisconsin in January, 1995, first starting as a web development company called, Internet Concepts. ... Telephone and Data Systems is a Fortune 500 telecommunications service company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... TomoTherapy is a radiation therapy delivery system. ... Sonic Foundry is a computer software creator noted for its quality audio and video editing programs. ... Raven Software is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Human Head Studios is a computer game development company located in Madison, WI. Started as a break away company from the developer Raven Software. ... Renaissance Learning Inc. ... Epic Systems Corporation is a privately-held healthcare IT company founded in 1979 by Judy Faulkner. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Promega develops, commercializes, and manufactures reagents, supplies, assays and equipment for biological research, primarily serving the molecular biology and cell biology research sectors. ... F. Hoffmann–La Roche, Ltd. ...


Oscar Mayer has been a Madison fixture for decades, and was a family business for many years before being sold to Kraft Foods. The pizza chains Rocky Rococo and Pizza Pit both began in Madison. Oscar Mayer is an American meat and cold cut production company, now owned by Kraft Foods, known for its hot dogs, bologna, bacon and Lunchables products. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ... Rocky Rococo is a chain of North American restaurants, which specializes in selling deep-dish pizza by the slice. ...


The University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics is an important regional teaching hospital and regional trauma center, with notable strengths in nephrology, oncology, digestive disorders, and endocrinology.[18] Other Madison hospitals include St. Mary's Hospital,[19] Meriter Hospital and the VA Medical Center. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the component of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs that implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA outpatient clinics, hospitals, medical centers and longterm healthcare facilities (i. ...


Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison

According to Forbes magazine, Madison ranks second in the nation of top places in overall education.[20][21] It is home to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as Edgewood College, Madison Area Technical College, Herzing College, and Madison Media Institute, giving the city a student population of nearly 50,000. The University of Wisconsin contributes the vast majority of these, with roughly 41,000 students enrolled. This makes it one of the largest public universities in the United States. It is consistently rated among the top public post-secondary schools in the country. In a Forbes magazine city ranking from 2003, Madison had the highest number of Ph.D.s per capita, and third highest college graduates per capita, among ranked cities in the United States.[22] Sports make up a large part of the campus experience at the university, both intramural and intercollegiate. The University's athletic teams, nicknamed "The Badgers", are consistently among the best in United States, drawing throngs of students, alumni, and state residents to their contests. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1904 KB) Summary A picture outside of Bascom Hill. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1904 KB) Summary A picture outside of Bascom Hill. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Edgewood College is a small Catholic liberal arts college in Madison, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of Madison. ... Madison Area Technical College is the technical and community college for the Duluth, Minnesota area. ... Herzing College was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to train students for the computer industry. ... Madison Media Institute College of Media Arts is a private for profit college located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Additional degree programs are available through satellite campuses of Lakeland College, Upper Iowa University the University of Phoenix, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and Cardinal Stritch University for students who maintain full-time employment. For other places with the same name, see Lakeland College (disambiguation). ... Upper Iowa University, the largest private university in Iowa, is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering quality degree programs to over 670 on-campus students and to over 3,600 center, graduate, and independent study students. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... Concordia University Wisconsin is a higher education institution and an affiliate of the ten-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). ... Cardinal Stritch University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


The Madison Metropolitan School District serves the city and surrounding area. With an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students in 46 schools, it is the second largest school district in Wisconsin behind the Milwaukee School District.[23] Madison has more than six times the National Merit Scholar Semifinalists than comparable school districts. The five public high schools are: James Madison Memorial, Madison West, Madison East, Madison LaFollette, and Malcolm Shabazz City High School, an alternative school. The most notable of the private schools is Edgewood High School, located on the Edgewood College campus and Wingra School which encompasses student in grades Kindergarten through 8th.[24] St. Ambrose Academy is a Catholic school offering grades 6-12 on the west side.[25] Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) resides in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. ... James Madison Memorial High School is a public school located in Madison, Wisconsin, teaching students grades 9-12. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Madison West High School. ... Madison East High School is one of four comprehensive four-year high schools in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Madison La Follette High School is a public school located in Madison, Wisconsin, teaching students grades 9-12. ... Malcolm Shabazz City High School is a four-year alternative public high school in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Notable Alumni Chris Farley, actor and comedian Kevin Farley, actor Categories: | ... Edgewood College is a small Catholic liberal arts college in Madison, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of Madison. ... St. ...


Each of Madison's high schools is known widely throughout the state for unique special attributes. James Madison Memorial has a four-time state champion forensics team.


With the State-imposed property tax caps, the Madison School District has found itself struggling as of late. In trying to find new methods of funding and support, the School District has tried to estimate the opinions of the public by holding public sessions on their budget. While the State-imposed mandates allow for a 3.3% increase in spending, inflation amounts to a 5.4% per year, resulting in an annual increase necessary to continue previous course offerings that is below state mandates.


Madison also has an especially strong non-credit learning community with multiple programs and many private businesses also offering classes. Examples include Wisconsin Union Mini Courses, Madison School Community Recreation, St. Mary's HealthWorks, and the University of Wisconsin's Continuing Education program.


Transportation

Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport, which serves more than 100 commercial flights on an average day, and nearly 1.6 million passengers annually. Madison Metro operates bus routes throughout the city and to some surrounding towns.[26] Madison has three taxicab companies, as well as several companies that provide specialized transit for individuals with disabilities. Dane County Regional Airport (IATA: MSN, ICAO: KMSN), also known as Truax Field, is a commercial airport located five miles (8 km) northeast of the center of Madison, in Dane County, Wisconsin, USA. It has three runways and in 2006 it served over 1. ... Madison Metro Transit operates extensive bus service throughout the city of Madison, Wisconsin and to the surrounding communities of Middleton, Fitchburg, and Verona. ...


A commuter light rail system has been proposed, particularly for a corridor passing through the isthmus and alongside the university campus, but has remained on paper for decades.[27] A high-speed rail route from Chicago through Milwaukee and Madison to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, has also been proposed as part of the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative. Though for a time, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was the chairman of Amtrak, the nearest train station is in Columbus, Wisconsin. Regional buses connect Madison to Milwaukee, Janesville, Beloit, LaCrosse, and in Illinois, Rockford, O'Hare Airport, and Chicago. Service is also available to St. Paul, Minnesota. This article is about light rail systems in general. ... High speed train redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... Route map The Midwest Regional Rail Initiative or Midwest Regional Rail System (MRRI, MWRRI, or MWRRS) is a plan to implement a high-speed rail network in the Midwestern United States, using Chicago, Illinois as a hub and including 3,000 miles (5,000 km) of track. ... For other people with similar names, see Thomas Thompson. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Columbus is a city in south-central Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Downtown Janesville looking south on Main Street (2004) Janesville is a city in southern Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Beloit in Wisconsin Coordinates: , Country State County Rock Founded 1836 Incorporated February 24, 1846 (village) March 31, 1856 (city) Government  - Manager Larry Arft  - City Attorney Tom Casper  - City Council Martin Densch (President) Kevin Leavy (V. President) Terrence T. Monahan Joel Patch Douglas Eddy Chad Murry Area  - Total... La Crosse is a city located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

WSOR number 4025 painted for the railroad's 25th anniversary, seen in Madison July 23, 2005.
WSOR number 4025 painted for the railroad's 25th anniversary, seen in Madison July 23, 2005.

Railroad freight services are provided in Madison by Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP). Wisconsin & Southern has been operating since 1980, having taken over trackage owned since the 19th century by the Chicago and North Western and the Milwaukee Road. Some of the proposed light rail and commuter routes would use existing WSOR rights-of-way, such as the line between the Kohl Center and Middleton. Limited commuter trains were tested along this line in the early 2000s as "football specials". The trains took passengers from the Middleton depot to Camp Randall Stadium to help alleviate parking issues on game days. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 231 KB) Wisconsin and Southern Railroad EMD SD40-2 number 4025 painted for the railroads 25th anniversary, seen in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 23, 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 231 KB) Wisconsin and Southern Railroad EMD SD40-2 number 4025 painted for the railroads 25th anniversary, seen in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 23, 2005. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Railway companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Railway companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway that is operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Middleton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ...


A number of bus lines connect Madison to nearby cities. Badger Bus, connects Madison to Milwaukee running multiple buses a day. Greyhound Lines, the national bus company, has a local stop and offers routes through most of the country. Van Galder Bus Company, a subsidiary of Coach USA, provides transportation through Rockford to Chicago - Downtown at the Amtrak station, O'Hare Airport and Midway Airport. Mad-Bus provides transportation for University of Wisconsin students to the Twin Cities. This article is about the US bus line. ... Coach USA MCI D4500 #8794 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York, in standard Coach USA livery. ...


Interstates 39, 90, and 94 intersect at Madison, connecting the city to Milwaukee; Chicago; Rockford, Illinois; Minneapolis-St. Paul and Wausau. Highways 12, 14, 18, 51 and 151 connect the city with Dubuque, IA LaCrosse, WI Janesville, WI and Lake Michigan. The Beltline is a large 6 to 8 lane freeway on the south and west sides of Madison and is the main link from downtown to the southeast and west suburbs. Interstate 39 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Route 12 or Highway 12 can refer to: Alberta provincial highway 12 British Columbia provincial highway 12 Manitoba Provincial Highway 12 Nova Scotia Route 12 Highway 12 (Ontario) Prince Edward Island Route 12 Saskatchewan Highway 12 Interstate 12 U.S. Route 12 Arkansas Highway 12 State Route 12 (California) Delaware... Route 14, or Highway 14, can refer to: Alberta provincial highway 14 British Columbia provincial highway 14 Manitoba Provincial Highway 14 Nova Scotia Route 14 Prince Edward Island Route 14 Saskatchewan Highway 14 Interstate 14 (proposed) U.S. Route 14 State Route 14 (Alabama) California State Route 14 State Highway... The following roads are numbered 18: Alberta provincial highway 18 British Columbia provincial highway 18 Manitoba Provincial Highway 18 Prince Edward Island Route 18 Saskatchewan Highway 18 U.S. Route 18 State Route 18 (Alabama) State Route 18 (California) Delaware Route 18 State Road 18 (Florida) Illinois Route 18 State... The following highways are numbered 51: U.S. Route 51 State Route 51 (Arizona) State Route 51 (California) State Road 51 (Florida) State Road 51 (Indiana) Maryland Route 51 M-51 (Michigan highway) Highway 51 (Minnesota) Route 51 (Missouri) Nevada State Route 51 New Hampshire Route 51 New Mexico State... Route 151, or Highway 151, may refer to: U.S. Route 151 State Route 151 (Alabama) State Route 151 (California) State Road 151 (Florida) Maryland Route 151 Route 151 (Massachusetts) M-151 (Michigan) Route 151 (Missouri) New Hampshire Route 151 Route 151 (New York) North Carolina Highway 151 State Route... Downtown Dubuque and the Riverfront Dubuque is a city located in Dubuque County, Iowa. ... La Crosse is a city located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... Janesville is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. ... In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, U.S. Route 12 (normally called U.S. Highway 12, Highway 12 or US 12) runs east-west across the western to southeast porions of the state. ... The word lane has two meanings: a portion of a paved roadway which is intended for a single line of vehicles and is marked by white or yellow lines. ... For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state of the United States of America. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


Media

Madison is home to an extensive and varied number of print publications for a city that reflect the city's role as the state capital and diverse political, cultural and academic population. The Wisconsin State Journal (weekday circulation: ~95,000; Sundays: ~155,000) is published in the mornings, while its sister publication, The Capital Times (Mon-Sat circulation: ~20,000) publishes in the afternoon. Though conjoined in a joint-operating agreement operated under the name Capital Newspapers, the Journal is owned by the national chain Lee Enterprises, while the Times is independently owned. Wisconsin State Journal is the descendant of the Wisconsin Express, a paper founded in the Wisconsin Territory in 1839. The Capital Times was founded in 1917 by William T. Evjue, a business manager for the State Journal who disagreed with that paper's editorial criticisms of Wisconsin Republican Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. for his opposition to U.S. entry into World War I. Through Capital Newspapers, Lee also owns many other papers in southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. The Wisconsin State Journal is a newspaper printed in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Capital Times is a daily Monday - Saturday newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by Capital Newspapers. ... Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that operates 27 publications and several web sites in Wisconsin. ... Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) is a publicly traded American media company. ... Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


The city is also home to the free weekly alternative newspaper Isthmus[28] (weekly circulation: ~65,000), which was founded in 1976. The Onion, a satirical weekly, was also founded in Madison in 1988. Two student newspapers are published during the academic year, The Daily Cardinal (Mon-Fri circulation: ~10,000) and The Badger Herald (Mon-Fri circulation: ~16,000). The Herald began during the turmultuous Vietnam War era as a conservative alternative to the liberal Cardinal. Madison is also home to numerous other specialty print publications focusing on local music, politics, and sports, including The Madison Times,[29] Wisconsin Sports Weekly[30] The Mendota Beacon, The Madison Observer,[31] and The Simpson Street Free Press.[32] The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... The Daily Cardinal is the fifth oldest student newspaper in the United States, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... The Badger Herald is one of the nations first and most successful independent daily student newspapers. ... The Mendota Beacon is a free, privately funded newspaper published every other week in Madison, Wisconsin which ran its first issue on February 12, 2005, Republican president Abraham Lincolns birthday. ...


Madison is also home to The Progressive, a left-wing periodical that may be best known for the attempt of the US government in 1979 to suppress one of the Progressive's articles before publication. However, the magazine eventually prevailed in the landmark First Amendment case, United States v. The Progressive, Inc. During the 1970s, there were two "radical" weeklies published in Madison, known as TakeOver and Free for All. The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics and culture with a pronounced left-of-center perspective. ... The cover of the November 1979 The Progressive which the United States Department of Energy attempted to censor. ...


Madison hosts a vibrant local radio community, with two volunteer-operated and community-oriented radio stations, WORT and WSUM. The exterior of the WORT studio building. ... WSUM 91. ...


WORT Community Radio was founded by progressive Madisonians in 1975 and is one of the oldest volunteer-powered radio stations in the United States. WORT 89.9 FM is a listener-sponsored community radio station, broadcasting from 118 S. Bedford Street in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. WORT offers a host of diverse music and talk programming made possible by donors and volunteers. The exterior of the WORT studio building. ...


WORT broadcasts a mix of music and talk programming. All of WORT's music programs are locally produced by local DJs. WORT airs 34 hours of news and public affairs programming, 23 of which are locally produced. All of the programmers at the station are volunteers from the community, including DJs, hosts, producers, reporters, and engineers.


WSUM 91.7 FM is a student radio station whose programming and operation are carried out almost entirely by students. WSUM 91. ... Student Radio is radio produced by students based at a university or college. ...


Madison's Wisconsin Public Radio station, WHA, was one of the very first radio stations in the nation to begin broadcasting, and remains the longest continuously broadcasting station in the country. Wisconsin Public Radio is a network of radio stations in the state of Wisconsin devoted to public radio programming. ... WHA (970 AM) is one of the oldest radio stations in the United States, currently the flagship of Wisconsin Public Radios talk-based Ideas Network. ...


Widely heard public radio programs that originate in Madison include Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and Calling All Pets. WhadYa Know? is a American comedy, interview and quiz show that is distributed weekly by Public Radio International. ...


See also:

Air America's Madison affiliate The Mic 92.1 FM, WXXM announced on November 10, 2006 it would switch to all sports programming by the end of the year; a spokesperson for Clear Channel in Madison later announced that the station would remain an Air America affiliate after a massive public outcry against the proposed change in format.[33] The public protest included thousands sending petitions, emails, and letters, and a public protest of 500 people along with elected officials Madison's Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison. Promising improved support and advertising sales, a local investment group plans to make Air America and The Mic more successful. Valerie Walasek, an organizer of the protests stated, "It's evidence that as people stand up and demand what they want and demand they are going to take back the airwaves, somebody will listen."[34] The station features the Air America lineup and local programs with Matthew Rothchild's Progressive Radio and Free Thought Radio from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The following is a list of full-power, FCC-licensed radio stations in the U.S. state of Wisconsin which can be sorted by their call signs, frequencies, cities of license, owners, and programming formats. ... Here is a following list of broadcast television stations in Wisconsin. ... This is a list of magazines published in Wisconsin: // Badger Sportsman (website) Corporate Report Wisconsin (website) Nude & Natural (website) The Progressive (website) Quest (website) Wisconsin Outdoor Journal Wisconsin Sportsman Magzine (website) Wisconsin Trails (website) The Scene (website) Anew Magazine (website) Capitol Region Business Journal (website) Emmie Magazine (website) In Business... This is a complete list of Wisconsin daily newspapers. ... WXXM (The Mic 92. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Culture

In 1996 Money magazine identified Madison as the best place to live in the United States.[citation needed] It has consistently ranked near the top of the best-places list in subsequent years, with the city's low unemployment rate a major contributor. Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


The main downtown thoroughfare is State Street, which links the University of Wisconsin campus with the State Capitol square, and is lined with restaurants, espresso cafes, and shops. Only pedestrians, buses, emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles and bikes are allowed on State Street. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, United States, near the Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street hosts a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants and is known for its small town appeal and street musicians and jugglers and other types of busking, making it a common tourist attraction. ...


Continuing on the other side of Capitol Square is King Street, which is now developing along the lines that State Street has, but with less of a student character, and more appeal to the growing young white-collar high-tech population in Madison. Thus, King Street has more upper-end restaurants and cafes than are found on the more student-budget State Street.

The southern skyline of Madison as seen from Lake Monona looking north
The southern skyline of Madison as seen from Lake Monona looking north

In the summer, on Saturday mornings, the Dane County Farmers' Market is held around the Capitol Square,[35] while on Wednesday evenings, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra performs free concerts on the Capitol's lawn.[36] The Great Taste of the Midwest craft beer festival, established in 1987 and the second longest running such event in North America, is the second Saturday in August and the highly coveted tickets sell out within an hour of going on sale in May.[37] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1078 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Madison, Wisconsin Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1078 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Madison, Wisconsin Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Lake Monona is a lake surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin and on the south side by the city of Monona, Wisconsin. ... Dane County Farmers Market is Americas largest producer-only farmers market. ...


Madison is host to Rhythm and Booms, a massive fireworks celebration (coordinated to music) that begins with a fly-over by several F16s from the local Wisconsin Air National Guard. This celebration is the largest fireworks display in the Midwest in terms of the length of the show, number of shells fired and the size of its annual budget.[38] Rhythm and Booms is an annual fireworks show in Madison, Wisconsin over Warner Park and Lake Mendota. ... The Wisconsin National Guard (“Guard”) has dual state and federal roles, and is jointly funded and maintained by both governments. ...

Sailboats approaching the south shore of Lake Mendota and downtown Madison - north side of isthmus
Sailboats approaching the south shore of Lake Mendota and downtown Madison - north side of isthmus

During the winter months, Madison hosts Kites on Ice, a gathering of kite-flying enthusiasts on the ice of local Lake Mendota near the state capitol.[39] During the rest of the year, recreation includes sailing on the local lakes, bicycling, and hiking. Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes near Madison, Wisconsin. ... Kites on Ice is a yearly outdoor kite festival held in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


In 2004 Madison was named the healthiest city in America by Men's Journal magazine. Many major streets in Madison have designated bike lanes and the city has one of the most extensive bike trail systems in the nation. Due to this, Madison has a very active cyclist culture and it is common place to see groups of friends bicycling together throughout the city on nice days. Bicycle tourism is an $800 million industry in Wisconsin, which has 20 percent of the nation's bicycling industry manufacturing capacity.[40] Mens Journal Mens Journal is an American magazine founded in 1992 that caters to 25 to 49 year-old men. ...


There are quite a few cooperative organizations in the Madison area, ranging from grocery stores (such as the Willy Street Cooperative) to housing co-ops (such as Madison Community Cooperative, Lothlórien Co-op, and Nottingham Housing Cooperative). The total number of co-ops in the area is relatively high when considering the small population of the city. Many larger cities have substantially fewer co-ops. Madison Community Cooperative or MCC is an umbrella organization composed of several housing cooperatives in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Nottingham Housinig Cooperative (or Nottingham as referred to by residents) is a 21 room housing cooperative located at 146 Langdon St in Madison, WI. The house was started in the early 1970s by a group of lawyers and students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...


In 2005, Madison was included in Gregory A. Kompes' book, 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Place to Live.[41] The Madison Metro area is also credited as the most liberal in the state, and has a higher percentage of gay couples than any other city in the area outside of Chicago and Minneapolis.[42] The city was also named the number one college sports town by Sports Illustrated in 2003.[43] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Madison has also gotten publicity in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its consistent ranking as one of the top "party schools." Among the city's various neighborhood fairs and celebrations are two large student-driven gatherings, the Mifflin Street Block Party and the State Street Halloween Party. Rioting and vandalism at the State Street gathering in 2004 and 2005 led the city to institute a cover charge for the 2006 celebration. [2] In an attempt to give the event more structure (and to eliminate opportunity for vandalism), the city and student organizations worked together to schedule performances by bands, and to organize activities. The event has been named "Freakfest On State Street." [3][broken citation] Events such as these have helped contribute to the city's nickname of "Madtown." University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Revelers and police officers at the Mifflin Street Block Party in 2007. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the summer of 2002, Madison hosted the Honda Goldwing Motorcycle convention, with bikers from across the U.S. attending. This was a large gathering of serious bikers and large machines. With a smattering of Honda Interstates in the mix, many couples were decked out in matching jackets and helmets. The meeting was wisely held some distance from the home of Harley-Davidson. Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Music

Main article: Music of Madison

Madison's vibrant music scene covers a wide spectrum of living musical culture.


Several venues offer live music every night of the week spreading from the historic Barrymore Theatre on the eastside, to the Annex on the westside. Several small coffee houses and wine bars offer live music every night in all formats. Closer to downtown, the High Noon Saloon is developing a national reputation for developing and breaking indie rock and local acts. The biggest headliners generally perform at the 1,800 capacity Orpheum Theatre or at the UW Theatre on campus.


The cities live music scene received a considerable bump with the purchase and renovation of the historic Majestic Theatre, located off capitol square on King Street. The theatre, built in 1906, thus making it the oldest in Madison had previous incarnations as a movie theatre and burlesque house. Until its reopening, it was being run as a hip hop dance club until violence forced the city to revoke its liquor license. The Majestic reopened on September 29, 2007 and in its first six months has hosted various acts such as Against Me!, Cowboy Junkies, Galactic, Editors, Leon Russell, and the Bill Frisell Trio. The venue also shows movies in its Brew n' View series. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The Madison Opera presents a full season of offerings providing at least two full productions and the incredibly popular Opera in the Park (which reached over 10,000 music lovers in the summer of 2005). In addition, the nationally recognized company produces recitals and its late series Opera Up Close. History and Achievements Madison Opera was born in 1961 as a child of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. ...


The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps has provided youth aged 16-22 opportunities to perform across North America every summer since 1938. The corps is hailed world-wide for its energetic and entertaining shows. Further, the UW-Madison Marching Band is one of the most popular marching bands in the nation, with an extensive and eclectic repertoire.[44] Madison Scouts The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps is a highly competitive summer youth drum corps in the Drum Corps International (DCI) circuit. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison,Wisconsin. ...


Popular bands and musicians

Garbage is the city's most recognized contemporary contribution to popular music. The multi-million album selling pop-rock band has been based out of Madison since formation in 1994 by producer-musician Butch Vig of Viroqua. Vig is well-known for producing albums for such highly regarded bands as The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... Viroqua is a city located in Vernon County, Wisconsin. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ...


Madison has a lively independent rock scene, and local independent record labels include Sector Five Records[45], Crustacean Records, Beeftone Music, Uvulittle Records and Art Paul Schlosser Inc which is the label for Art Paul Schlosser who has been on the WGN-TV news in Chicago and has had his songs played on the Dr Demento radio show. Another Dr. Demento[46] and weekly live karaoke[47] favorite is The Gomers[48], who have a Madison Mayoral Proclamation named after them [49] and have performed with fellow Wisconsin residents Les Paul and Steve Miller[50] The concept of an independent record label is a record label operating without the funding of one of the major record labels, which are generally defined to be the handful of media corporations which have recently dominated the recorded music industry in the West. ... Art Paul Schlosser (born January 4, 1960) has been a street musician and busker as well as an outsider artist on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin[1] since 1986. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Dr. Demento Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941) is the stage name of Barret (Barry) Hansen, who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... For other uses see Karaoke (disambiguation) Karaoke from Japanese kara(空), empty, and ōkesutora, orchestra) (pronounced ; in Japanese IPA: ;  ) is a form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and public address system. ... For the fan club family of the band Third Day, see Gomers The Gomers are a Madison, WI - based comedy rock / experimental music / progressive rock band. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the musician. ... The name Steve Miller might refer to: Steve Miller (musician), leader of the eponymous Steve Miller Band Steve Miller (writer), author of science fiction stories and novels including the Liaden universe stories Steve Miller (artist), author of How to Draw Books including Thunder Lizards!: How to Draw Fantastic Dinosaurs Steve...


Madison is also home to Clyde Stubblefield of Funky Drummerfame, and musicians Roscoe Mitchell, Ben Sidran, Reptile Palace Orchestra, Johnny Rocker & the High Rollers,[51] John Statz[52] and Harmonious Wail. Clyde Stubblefield is a drummer best known for his work with James Brown. ... The funky drummer break is one of the most used sampled drum loops in hip-hop and drum and bass music, together with the Amen break, which is more related to drum-and-bass. ... Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American composer and jazz saxophonist. ... Ben Sidran, (1943- ) may be best-known for having written the Steve Miller hit song Space Cowboy. ... The Reptile Palace Orchestra[1] is an eclectic worldbeat[2] band based in Madison, Wisconsin which specializes in lounge, klezmer and other Eastern European music. ... John Statz is a folksinger/singer-songwriter, currently residing in Madison, WI. In 2007 he won the MAMA (Madison Area Music Awards) award for Folk/Americana Album of the Year for his 2006 album, Dusk Came Slow. ... Waterbug Records is a small independent record label specializing in singer-songwriters and traditional folk musicians who do original research. ...


Music festivals

The summer months reveal the city's many excellent music festivals, most notably the Waterfront Festival, the Willy St. Fair, Atwood Summerfest, Madison Area Music Awards Show, Isthmus Jazz Festival, The Orton Park Festival, Greekfest, Madison Pop Festival, the WORT Block Party and the Madison Blues Festival, with more being added all the time. One of the latest additions is the Fête de Marquette, taking place near or on Bastille Day (7/14), at Central Park. This new festival celebrates french music, with a focus on Cajun influences. For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ...


Madison also hosts an annual electronic music festival, Reverence. The Folkball is a world music and Folk dance festival held annually in January. For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Reverence is an electronic music festival, held annually in Madison, Wisconsin since 2003. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances, mostly of European origin, that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently copyrighted); Their performance is dominated by an inherited...


Art

Museums include the UW-Madison's Chazen Museum of Art (formerly the Elvehjem Museum), the Wisconsin Historical Museum (run by the Wisconsin Historical Society),[53] the Wisconsin Veterans Museum,[54] the Madison Children's Museum,[55] and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Madison is also the home of many independent art studios and galleries. It hosts the annual Art Fair on the Square, a juried exhibition, and the complementary Art Fair Off the Square. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison,Wisconsin. ... The Chazen Museum of Art is a large museum of art located at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, located on Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, is dedicated to the soldiers of the state of Wisconsin. ... Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, which replaced the Civic Center. ... // Looking down Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Art Fair on the Square, from State Street Art Fair on the Square is an annual event held on the grounds of the capitol square in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Performing arts

The Madison Opera, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Madison Repertory Theatre, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Madison Ballet are just some the professional resident companies of the Overture Center for the Arts, presenting annual seasons of professional theater. The city is home to a number of smaller performing arts organizations, including a group of theater companies that present in the Bartell Theatre, a former movie palace that has been renovated into live theater spaces, and Opera for the Young, an opera company that performs for elementary school students across the Midwest. The Wisconsin Union Theater (a 1200 seat theater) is also home to many seasonal attractions as well as the professional musical theatre companies Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison. Madison is also home to the Young Shakespeare Players, a theater group for young people that performs uncut Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw plays. History and Achievements Madison Opera was born in 1961 as a child of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. ... The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an American orchestra in Madison, Wisconsin. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Opera for the Young is a professional opera company based in Madison, WI. Founded in 1970, it brings professional opera programs to elementary schools throughout the Midwest during its spring and falls tours. ... The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP) is a non-profit childrens theater group in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Community-based Theater groups abound in many neighborhood of Madison including the Broom Street Theater which is not found on Broom Street as one would expect. Milwaukee-based actor Jordan Hotzel has been known to audition at the theater. Recent productions include comic-style riffs on regional and local news stories such as Audrey Seiler, a University of Wisconsin - Madison student who faked her own kidnapping, causing a county-wide search which gained national attention for several weeks. This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Plaque on Bascom Hall, UW-Madison. ...


Madison offers one comedy club, the Comedy Club on State, and has other options for more alternative humor. Featuring several improv groups, such as The Prom Committee, Spin Cycle Improv, Atlas Improv, The Monkey Business Institute,the now defunct ARC Improv and Comedy Sportz, a sketch comedy group called The Public Drunkards, the city's comedy scene is in revival. A spear-heading organization called the WiSUC Project has led the way in recent years for this revival and annually hosts the "Funniest Comic in Madison" contest at the High Noon Saloon. The WiSUC Project is a collective of Wisconsin stand-up comedians. ...


Several films have been at least partially made in Madison. One of the most notable was the documentary The War at Home, which chronicled the anti-Vietnam War movement in Madison. Another movie that made extensive use of the city as a backdrop was the 1986 comedy Back to School, starring Rodney Dangerfield. The University's Bascom Hill is used extensively, as is the local university bookstore, called (appropriately enough) The University Bookstore. The film also features many dorm buildings on campus, and various outdoor locales including the Terrace and Library Mall. More recently, the 2006 film The Last Kiss featured Madison and the University as a back-drop. One early scene in the film was also shot on the Terrace. The War at Home is a 1996 motion picture starring Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, and Martin Sheen. ... Back-to-school, in clothing retailing, is a product season and is characterized by a display of items appropriate to a school wardrobe. ... Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrase I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ... The Last Kiss is a 2006 film which is based on the 2001 Italian film Lultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino. ...


Madison is also home to one of the largest film archives in the nation at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Architecture

Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin State Capitol

The Wisconsin State Capitol dome, closely based on the dome of the U.S. Capitol, is the jewel of the Madison skyline, and is visible throughout the Madison area due to its position on the ridgeline of the isthmus (and a state law that limits building heights within one mile of the structure).[56] Because of its location in the urban core, Capitol square is well integrated with everyday pedestrian traffic and commerce, and the spoke streets -- especially State Street and E. Washington -- offer dramatic views of the Capitol. Download high resolution version (1144x1144, 250 KB)The state capitol of Madison, WI Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1144x1144, 250 KB)The state capitol of Madison, WI Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the state Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. ... The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the seat of government for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. ...


Architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent much of his childhood in Madison and studied briefly at the University, and is responsible for several Madison buildings. Monona Terrace, a meeting and convention center overlooking Lake Monona, designed by Taliesin Architect Anthony Puttnam, was based loosely on a 1938 Wright design. Wright did design the seminal Usonian House, which is located here. (Another key Wright building, the Unitarian Meeting House, is in the adjacent suburb of Shorewood Hills.)The Harold C. Bradley House, designed collaboratively by Louis H. Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie in 1908-1910 now serves as the Sigma Phi Fraternity in the University Heights neighborhood, along with many well-maintained early 20th-century residences. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher who designed more than 1,000 projects, of which more than 500 resulted in completed works. ... Monona Terrace Monona Terrace (view from the lake) Frank Lloyd Wright inspired the design of Monona Terrace, a community and convention center on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Usonia is a term used by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to refer to his vision for the landscape of the United States, including the planning of cities and the architecture of buildings. ... First Unitarian Society of Madison (FUS) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Shorewood Hills, a suburb of of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, . Its meeting house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. ... The village of Shorewood Hills is a suburb of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Louis Henri Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, called the father of modernism. ... George Grant Elmslie (February 20, 1871 - April 23, 1952) was an American, though born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Prairie School architect whose work is mostly found in the Midwestern United States. ...

Harold C. Bradley House
Harold C. Bradley House

The Overture Center for the Arts, designed by Argentina-born architect César Pelli, also stands on State Street near the Capitol. Since opening in 2004, the center has already presented shows and concerts in its Overture Hall, Capitol Theater and The Playhouse (home of the Madison Repertory Theatre). The center, also including smaller performance spaces, also houses the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The style, unlike Pelli's Petronas Towers, leans toward sleek modernism, with simple expanses of glass framed by stone that are intended to complement the historic building facades preserved as part of the building's State Street exposure. Image File history File links Harold-c-bradley-house. ... Image File history File links Harold-c-bradley-house. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... muu Cesar Pelli (born October 12, 1926 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina) is a noted Argentine architect known for designing some of the worlds tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. ... Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, which replaced the Civic Center. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... For Christian theological modernism, see Liberal Christianity and Modernism (Roman Catholicism). ...


Many of the over 175 Madison buildings designed by the architectural firm of Claude and Starck are still standing, including Breese Stevens Field, Doty School (now converted to condominiums), and many private residences.[57] Claude and Starck was an architectural firm in Madison, Wisconsin at the turn of the twentieth century. ... Breese Stevens Field is a soccer field located in Madison, Wisconsin, northeast of the Wisconsin State Capitol. ...


The UW-Madison campus includes many buildings designed or supervised by architects J.T.W. Jennings (the Dairy Barn, Agricultural Hall) and Arthur Peabody (the Memorial Union and the Carillon Tower). The UW administration building Bascom Hall sits atop a high hill overlooking Lake Mendota, and has been the site of many demonstrations and events. The density of the campus has grown to include 8 to 10 story high-rises including dormitories, research facilities, and classrooms. Several campus buildings erected in the 1960s exhibit brutalist architecture, which is now unpopular. In 2005 the University of Wisconsin embarked on a major redevelopment initiative that will transform the east end of its campus. The plan calls for the razing of a nearly a dozen 1950s to 1970s vintage buildings and the construction of new dormitories, administration, and classroom buildings, as well as the development of a new pedestrian mall extending to Lake Mendota. J.T.W. Jennings (Brooklyn, New York 1856 to ?) was the Milwaukee Roads architect from 1885 to 1893, and was part-time supervising architect for the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin from 1899-1906. ... Arthur Peabody (1858, Eau Claire, Wisconsin- September 6, 1942, Madison, Wisconsin) was campus architect for the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin from 1905-1915. ... High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ...


The downtown and near east side is currently experiencing a building boom, with dozens of new condominium and apartment buildings being constructed.


Sports

Inside the Kohl Center during a men's ice hockey game
Inside the Kohl Center during a men's ice hockey game

Madison is known as a sports crazed city primarily because of the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 Sports Illustrated on Campus named Madison the #1 college sports town in the nation.[58] This sentiment was echoed by Scott Van Pelt in July 2007 when he filled in for Dan Patrick on his ESPN radio show and dedicated the episode to proclaiming Madison the best college sports town in America.[59] The UW-Madison teams play all of their home-field sporting events in venues in and around Madison. The football team plays at Camp Randall Stadium. In 2005 a renovation was completed which added 72 luxury suites and increased the stadium's total capacity to 80,321 although crowds of as many as 83,000 have attended games. The basketball and hockey teams play at the Kohl Center. Construction on the $76 million arena was completed in 1997. In 2006, both the men's and women's Badger hockey teams won NCAA Division I championships, and the women repeated with a second consecutive national championship in 2007.[60] Some events are played at the county-owned Alliant Energy Center (formerly Dane County Memorial Coliseum) and the University-owned Wisconsin Field House. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1152 × 768 pixel, file size: 161 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1152 × 768 pixel, file size: 161 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Scott Van Pelt is an anchor for the television show SportsCenter on the ESPN network. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison,Wisconsin. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Alliant Energy Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Madison, Wisconsin. ... University of Wisconsin Field House (commonly known as the UW Fieldhouse) is a 11,500 -seat multi-purpose arena in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Madison is home to the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team in the Northwoods League (not to be confused with the Minor League Baseball). They play in Warner Park on the city's North side from June to August. The Madison Mallards are a college-level summer baseball team based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the sport. ... It has been suggested that Northwoods League Umpires be merged into this article or section. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ...


Madison is home to the Princeton-56ers, an amateur soccer team in the National Premiere Soccer League. They play in Breese Stevens Field on East Washington Ave, just a few blocks from the State Capitol.[61]


The Wisconsin Wolves is a women's semi-pro football team based in Madison that plays in the IWFL Independent Women's Football League. The Wolves home field located at Middleton High School. The Wisconsin Wolves are a Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) team based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Independent Womens Football League was founded in 2000, and began play in 2001. ...


Madison is home to the Wisconsin Rugby Club, the 1998 USA Rugby Division II National Champions, and the Wisconsin Women's Rugby Football Club, the state's only Division I women's rugby team. The city also has men's and women's rugby clubs at UW-Madison, in addition to four high school boy's teams and one high school girl's team. The most recent addition to the Madison rugby community, Madison Minotaurs United RFC, is composed largely of gay players, but is open to any player with any experience level. All ten teams play within the Wisconsin Rugby Football Union, the Midwest Rugby Union and USA Rugby. The Wisconsin Womens Rugby Football Club (WWRFC) is an amateur Division I womens rugby team in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Nearly 100 women participate in the adult women's ice hockey teams that are based in Madison (Thunder, Lightning, Freeze, UW-B and C teams), all of which play in the Women's Central Hockey League.


The active and popular Madison Gay Hockey Association is also in Madison.


Madison is home to the All-Girl Roller Derby League, Mad Rollin' Dolls, which was formed in 2004. Mad Rollin' Dolls LLC, is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.[62] WFTDA Logo Founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) and renamed in early 2006, the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an association of womens flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. ...


Madison is home to a number of notable endurance sports racing events such as the Crazylegs Classic, Paddle and Portage, the Mad City Marathon, and Ironman Wisconsin. The Crazylegs Classic is an annual 8k running race held each spring in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Mad City City Marathon (Madison, Wisconsin) is an annual marathon foot-race run over a 26. ... Swimmers cross the waters of Kailua-Kona Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii in the first leg of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. ...


Madison is being considered to help the city of Chicago in hosting the Olympics if Chicago succeeds in winning the bid for 2016. Camp Randall stadium would serve as Chicago's 80,000-seat stadium.[63] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


Madison was also home to the now defunct Indoor Football League's Madison Mad Dogs. The Madison Mad Dogs was an indoor football team that played in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in 1998, and in the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 1999 & 2000. ...


Former professional baseball player and legendary, retired city firefighter, Don Annen continues to reside on Monona Bay with his wife, Dorothy (nee Burwell).


Madison is now home to a new football team called the Madison Mustangs, which is a semi-pro football team, part of the Ironman Football League (IFL) that originated in Milwaukee in the late 1990s. Games are typically played on Saturday during the summer months, with the home field being Middleton High School.


Madison is also one of the growing number of cities in the country with a hurling team organized as The Hurling Club of Madison. For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ...


Notable Madisonians

Notable people associated with Madison include:

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Connie Carpenter-Phinney (born: February 26, 1957) in Madison, Wisconsin, was an American professional cycle racer and speed skater who won 4 medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (including both road cycling and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor. ... Michael F. Gosling (born September 30, 1980, in Madison, Wisconsin) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Elizabeth (Beth) Lee Heiden-Reid (born 27 September 1959) is an American athlete who excelled in speed skating, cross-country skiing, and bicycle racing. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 15, 1958) is an American speed skater who won all the distances and thus an unprecedented five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Nicholas Lofton Hexum (born April 12, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin) is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Omaha, Nebraska-based alternative rock band 311. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is a band, from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Phillip J. Hellmuth, Jr. ... Mark Johnson may refer to: Mark Johnson (professor), philosophy professor Mark Johnson (footballer) (born 1978), Australian rules footballer Mark Johnson (film producer) Mark Johnson (umpire), baseball umpire Mark Johnson (hockey player) (born 1957) Mark Johnson (rugby) Mark Johnson (baseball analyst) Mark Johnson (musician) Mark Johnson (football club director), director of... U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ... Alexander John Jordan, Jr. ... Philip Mayer Kaiser( July 12,,1913) United States governmental and diplomat. ... // Jerome Patrick Kelly (born November 23, 1966) is an American golfer. ... Phil Kessel (born October 2, 1987, Madison, Wisconsin) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. // Kessel started his career by playing collegiate hockey for the University of Minnesota in the WCHA. Following a very successful freshman season, he was drafted 5th overall in... Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 - April 21, 1948) was a United States ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. ... Kid Nichols of the Philadelphia Phillies at the West Side Grounds in 1905. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... 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Gary Suter was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 1964. ... Ryan Suter (born January 21, 1985 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Suter was drafted in the 1st round, 7th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. ... James Jamie Alexander Thomson (born in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American developmental biologist who also serves as a professor of anatomy in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and as the chief pathologist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells with fluorescent marker. ... Al Toon is a former American Football wide receiver who played his entire career with the New York Jets of the NFL. Categories: Sports stubs | National Football League players ... Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor. ... 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Radio humorist Michael Feldman and his weekly program are based in Madison. The alternative rock band Garbage was founded in the city by resident Butch Vig. The emo band Rainer Maria hails from Madison as well. Rock musicians Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs both attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Other notable musicians with Madison ties include, blues singer Tracy Nelson, singer/guitarist Jim Schwall, bassist Richard Davis, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, drummer Clyde Stubblefield, and composer/performers Leo and Ben Sidran. Lowell Bergman (born July 24, 1945) is an investigative reporter with The New York Times and a producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. ... Kevin Henkes (1960-) is a noted childrens book author and illustrator, most famous for his book, Kittens First Full Moon, which won the Caldecott Medal. ... Cross portraying Tobias Fünke in the American T.V. show Arrested Development. ... The Colbert Report (—the Ts are silent in Colbert and Report) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ... David Maraniss (1949- ) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. ... Jacquelyn Mitchard (1953- ) is author of the best-selling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, the first book selected by TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey for her on-air book-club. ... Doug Moe is an non-fiction author and magazine editor best known for his books Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxings Greatest Team and The World of Mike Royko. Moe works for the the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin as a daily column writer. ... John Roach is an award-winning television and film producer and screenwriter. ... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... The Straight Story is a motion picture, released in 1999 and directed by David Lynch. ... Image:Thorntonwilderteeth. ... Michael Feldman (born 1949) is the host of Michael Feldmans WhadYa Know?, a radio program distributed by Public Radio International. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... Look up emo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rainer Maria were an indie rock band originally from Madison, Wisconsin, later residing in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Steve Miller Band (1967-present) is a Blues & Classic Rock band, led by rock singer, Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. ... Boz Scaggs album cover Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Often tagged a blues singer, the U.S. vocalist Tracy Nelson has explored a wide range of popular music styles including folk, rock, and country. ... Richard Davis (born April 15, 1930) is an American double bass player who has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1977, after establishing himself for twenty-three years in New York City. ... Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American composer and jazz saxophonist. ... Clyde Stubblefield is a drummer best known for his work with James Brown. ... Musician Leo Sidran is a composer, performer, and music producer whose credits include producing the soundtrack for the movie The Motorcyle Diaries. ... Ben Sidran, (1943- ) may be best-known for having written the Steve Miller hit song Space Cowboy. ...


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has produced many notable achievers in diverse areas including the arts, politics, scientific research and athletics. Some are included above. One of the last US Health and Human Services Secretaries was a past chancellor of the university, Donna Shalala (and her successor was Wisconsin's then-Governor, Tommy Thompson). A number of Nobel Prize winners have been graduates or on the faculty in Madison. For a more extensive account of well-known alumni and staff of UW-Madison see: The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Donna Edna Shalala (surname pronounced IPA: ; born February 14, 1941) has served as president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001. ... For other people with similar names, see Thomas Thompson. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ...

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Madison is also known unfortunately as the location of the untimely deaths of Teresa McGovern (a Madison resident and daughter of presidential candidate George McGovern) and Otis Redding. Teresa McGovern was found dead of exposure when she passed out during a Madison winter night. Otis Redding died in an airplane crash into Lake Monona.[64] University of Wisconsin-Madison student Audrey Seiler disappeared and was later found in the marshland near the Alliant Energy Expo Center off Rimrock Road on Madison's south side in 2004, having faked her own kidnapping. // Herbert Spencer Gasser, B.S. 1910, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1944 John Bardeen, B.S. 1928 and M.S. 1929, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 and 1972 Edward Lawrie Tatum, B.A. 1931, M.S. 1932, Ph. ... Madison, WI resident and daughter of presidential candidate George McGovern. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922) is a former United States Representative, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Audrey Seiler Audrey Seiler is a native of Rockford, Minnesota and a former University of Wisconsin student, who faked her own abduction in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


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Alliant Energy Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... The Chazen Museum of Art is a large museum of art located at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Henry Vilas Zoo is a moderately-sized public zoo for the Madison, Wisconsin area. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Monona Terrace Monona Terrace (view from the lake) Frank Lloyd Wright inspired the design of Monona Terrace, a community and convention center on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Memorial Union, also known as the Union or the Terrace, is located on the shore of Lake Mendota on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, United States, near the Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street hosts a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants and is known for its small town appeal and street musicians and jugglers and other types of busking, making it a common tourist attraction. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... East Towne Mall is a shopping mall located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... West Towne Mall is a shopping mall located in Madison, Wisconsin that is owned by CBL Properties. ... First Unitarian Society of Madison (FUS) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Shorewood Hills, a suburb of of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, . Its meeting house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (1260 acres) is an arboretum operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and located at 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, Wisconsin. ... University of Wisconsin Field House (commonly known as the UW Fieldhouse) is a 11,500 -seat multi-purpose arena in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Memorial Union, also known as the Union or the Terrace, is located on the shore of Lake Mendota on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... The UW-Madison Geology Museum has the second highest attendance of any museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, exceeded only by the Chazen Museum of Art. ... Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the state Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. ...

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  13. ^ "Best Places for Business Forbes, May 22, 2006
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  16. ^ Third Wave Technologies
  17. ^ Nimblegen
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  19. ^ St. Mary's Hospital
  20. ^ "Where To Educate Your Children" Forbes, Dec 12, 2007
  21. ^ "In Pictures: Top 20 Places To Educate Your Child" Forbes, Dec 12, 2007
  22. ^ "Forbes rating is more than kudos for Madison; it's a reflection on Wisconsin and the Midwest" Wisconsin Education Association Council, May 17, 2004
  23. ^ Madison Metropolitan School District
  24. ^ Edgewood High School
  25. ^ Faith Haven, Madison, Wis. Capitol Times, October 13m 2006
  26. ^ Metro Transit System
  27. ^ DeFour, Matthew. "Rail, streetcar plans compete for support", Wisconsin State Journal, 2007-04-24, pp. A1, A5. Retrieved on 2007-04-24. 
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  30. ^ Wisconsin Sports Weekly
  31. ^ The Madison Observer
  32. ^ The Simpson Street Free Press
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  37. ^ Madison Home Brewers and Tasters Guild
  38. ^ Rhythm and Booms press release
  39. ^ Kites on Ice press release
  40. ^ Biking Federation of Wisconsin 2004 Annual Report
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  42. ^ Gay Demographics 2000 Census
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  47. ^ High Noon Saloon
  48. ^ SCENE: CD Reviews
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  54. ^ Wisconsin Veterans Museum
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  60. ^ University of Wisconsin Badger Hockey
  61. ^ Princeton-56ers
  62. ^ Mad Rollin' Dolls
  63. ^ "UW notes: Camp Randall part of Chicago's Olympic bid?". – Wisconsin State Journal
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