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Encyclopedia > Stoughton, Wisconsin

Stoughton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin. It straddles the Yahara River about 20 miles southeast of the capital, Madison. As of 2004, it had a population of 12,692.[1] Dane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 45 mi (70 km) long, in southern Wisconsin in the United States. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ...


Stoughton is known for its Norwegian heritage: It hosts a citywide celebration of Syttende Mai, the Norwegian constitution day, on the weekend closest to May 17, and its sister city is Gjøvik, Norway. Part of the city's celebration of its Norwegian heritage is the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers [1] dance group. The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday each year. ... County Oppland Landscape Toten Municipality NO-0502 Administrative centre Gjøvik Mayor (2003) Tore Hagebakken (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 165 672 km² 630 km² 0. ...


In 2004 a Norwegian TV crew travelled to the Midwest to witness the modern manifestations of Norsky culture in the state. The team was affiliated with the Sogn og Fjordane branch of NRK, Norway’s public television network, but worked as free-lancers on this project. During their stay the team visited Stoughton, as well as Mount Horeb and Decorah, Iowa. In Stoughton the Norwegians focused on Jessica Lippart, then a bunad-clad member of the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers, as she danced and commented on the Norwegian-American cultural aspects of the area. The documentary Ja, de elsker (Litt.: Yes, they love and a reference to the Norwegian national anthem) was aired on NRK1 on May 16, and May 17 2006, just in time for that year's Norwegian Constitution Day. The program was also shown on December 30 2006. [2] 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... County NO-14 Region Vestlandet Administrative centre Leikanger County mayor Nils R. Sandal Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 8 18,623 km² 5. ... Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK) - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - is the Norwegian state-owned radio and television public broadcasting company. ... Mount Horeb is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Decorah is a city located in Winneshiek County, Iowa. ... Mens bunad from Nord Gudbrandsdalen and womens bunad from Oppdal A bunad is a traditional Norwegian costume, typically of rural origin. ... The Norwegian national anthem is called Ja, vi elsker dette landet. ... NRK1 is the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)s main channel. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (137th in leap years). ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday each year. ...


Stoughton was founded in 1847 by Luke Stoughton, an Englishman from Vermont. Many Norwegian immigrants settled in the town from 1865 through the early 1900s.[2] The coffee break is said to have originated in Stoughton, when the immigrant men became employed en masse at T.G. Mandt's wagon factory, leaving their wives to fill the shortages at the tobacco warehouses, who agreed to work under the condition that they were allowed to go home every morning and afternoon to tend to chores and, of course, drink coffee. The city of Stoughton celebrates the coffee break every summer with the Stoughton Coffee Break Festival. [3] A coffee break is a daily social gathering for a snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business and industry. ...


The first weekend in December marks Stoughton's Victorian Holiday Weekend celebrating the city's wealth of beautifully preserved Victorian homes and commercial buildings. Events include a Victorian Holiday Ball featuring Period dances in a casual atmosphere, a production of the Nutcracker Ballet, carriage rides, a silent decorated fire truck parade, children's parade, and more.[4]


On August 18, 2005, an F3 tornado cut a 10-mile path across rural subdivisions and farms north of Stoughton, killing one person and damaging hundreds of homes. In spite of the damage caused by the tornado, no federal disaster funding was approved for the area, leaving residents to cope as best they could. August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Wisconsin tornadoes (NWS) The Wisconsin Tornado Outbreak was an outbreak of tornadoes that occurred primarily in southern Wisconsin on August 18, 2005; though tornadoes also occurred in Minnesota and Iowa related with this system. ...


Stoughton is home to Stoughton Trailers, LLC, manufacturers of semi-truck trailers and intermodal containers.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.3 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.41%) is water. Image File history File links WIMap-doton-Stoughton. ... 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 metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,354 people, 4,734 households, and 3,185 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,204.5/km² (3,116.6/mi²). There were 4,890 housing units at an average density of 476.8/km² (1,233.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.66% White, 0.92% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,734 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,633, and the median income for a family was $58,543. Males had a median income of $37,956 versus $26,187 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,037. About 3.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... 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 current mayor of Stoughton is Helen Johnson. The City Council has 12 members, who serve three-year terms.


Famous Citizens

  • Russ Hellickson b. 1948

One of the country's top wrestlers in the 1970s, Russ Hellickson won the silver medal in freestyle wrestling (light-heavyweight class) at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He was the head wrestling coach at UW-Madison from the 1982 to 1986 and at Ohio State University from 1986 to 2006, and he has been a television commentator at six Olympics. He was a state champion for Stoughton High School in 1966. Final Results of the Wrestling competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison,Wisconsin. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...

Bob Homme as The Friendly Giant broadcasted on the CBC.
  • Bob Homme b. 1919 - d. 2000

The beloved children's television entertainer Bob Homme was the star on the long-lived Canadian television series The Friendly Giant. The show was broadcasted for decades on CBC and was one of the most successful children's television series in Canada. He received the Order of Canada, the nation's highest official decoration. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2107x1600, 1851 KB) Summary Relatively low-grade image derived from a black and white kinescope of The Friendly Giant television show. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2107x1600, 1851 KB) Summary Relatively low-grade image derived from a black and white kinescope of The Friendly Giant television show. ... The Friendly Giants model castle, used during the opening sequence, currently on view at the CBC Museum The Friendly Giant was a popular Canadian childrens television program on the CBC from September 1958 through to March 1985. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Robert Bob Homme, CM , B.Sc was an American-born television actor perhaps best known as the eponymous host of The Friendly Giant, a popular Canadian childrens television program in the 1960s and 1970s which was broadcast on the CBC. He was invested into the Order of Canada as... The Friendly Giants model castle, used during the opening sequence, currently on view at the CBC Museum The Friendly Giant was a popular Canadian childrens television program on the CBC from September 1958 through to March 1985. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ...

  • Andy Rein b. 1958

Andy Rein won the silver medal in freestyle wrestling (lightweight class) at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was an NCAA champion (150-pound class) at UW-Madison in 1980 and the head wrestling coach there from 1987 to 1993. He was a state champion for Stoughton High School in 1975 and 1976. Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison,Wisconsin. ...


External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau.
  2. ^ Stoughton Historical Society.
 
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Fitchburg° | Middleton° | Stoughton° | Sun Prairie° Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wisconsin. ... Fitchburg is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Middleton is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Sun Prairie is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin and is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. ...

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Blooming Grove* | Bristol* | Burke* | Cottage Grove | De Forest | Dunkirk* | Dunn* | Maple Bluff | McFarland | Monona° | Oregon | Pleasant Springs | Shorewood Hills | Springfield* | Town of Madison* | Verona° | Waunakee | Westport* | Windsor* Blooming Grove is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Bristol is a town located in [[]]. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,698. ... Burke is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Cottage Grove is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... De Forest is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Dunkirk is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Dunn is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Maple Bluff is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... McFarland is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin on the eastern shore of Lake Waubesa. ... Monona is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Oregon is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Pleasant Springs is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Shorewood Hills is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Springfield is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Madison is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Verona is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, in the United States. ... Waunakee is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Westport is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Windsor is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ...

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Stoughton, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
Stoughton is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin, along the Yahara River.
Stoughton is approximately 20 miles southeast of the capital, Madison.
Stoughton was founded in 1847 by Luke Stoughton, an Englishman from Vermont.
ATSDR - PHA - Stoughton City Landfill, Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin (5941 words)
The Stoughton City Landfill is on the eastern edge of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, a city of approximately 8,000 located 12 miles southeast of Madison (see Appendix B).
A suburban area of Stoughton begins about 1000 feet south of the landfill and further development is expected to the south and east (7).
The Stoughton City Landfill is on the eastern edge of Stoughton, a city of approximately 8,000 located 12 miles southeast of Madison (see Appendix B).
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