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Historical Essay

Nolen, John, 1869-1937

Urban Planning in Wisconsin

Learn about the man whose vision as an urban planner helped transform the city of Madison, the state park system, and the University of Wisconsin.

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New Belt Line

Date: 1949-09-26 

Description: A car drives down the western portion of the newly opened Madison belt line. The view is looking northwest in the region of Gilbert road (also Whitney Way...

Date: 1931 

Description: A man uses a McCormick-Deering Fairway tractor with a mowing attachment to cut the grass at Waubonsie Golf Course.

Date: 1947-05-26 

Description: The stone council circle in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. It was built by noted landscape architect and bereaved father, Jens Jensen, as a...

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Tree Surgeon Truck

Date: 1939 

Description: An International D-300 truck owned by P. Hansling & Son Hartford Forestry Company Tree Surgeons is parked in the drive of a home with a large chimney. A ma...

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