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Start Date: 5/15/2007
End Date: 5/15/2007
Event Times: 12:15pm-1:00pm

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E-mail: museum@
wisconsinhistory.org

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Garton Red: A Bright Spot in the Memory


For 95 years, Garton Toy Company of Sheboygan manufactured millions of toys and employed thousands of people. One shade of paint on its wagons, tricycles, and some car models became known as Garton Red within the industry. The company had showrooms in New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles and sold toys internationally. Join Ann Huenink McIntyre and Jane Dwyre Garton in discovering the story of the largest juvenile vehicle plant in the world with miniature pedal cars being mass produced from rubber for wheels and steel for the bodies. The company made useful articles (wagons, small tables, and chairs) and luxury toys, like its famous Kidillac.

Add'l Contact Info: (608) 264-6555

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

Event Location URL: http://historicalmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org

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