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Why Is This Man Smiling?

Maybe because tomorrow’s his birthday! Yes, Fighting Bob La Follette’s 150th birthday is June 14, 2005.

Although today’s political climate is radically different than that of a century ago, we find that when the current generation is asked who are the most famous or important figures in Wisconsin history, he still tops the list. Visit our home page tomorrow ( to see 3 mini-exhibits about his life and haunts. While you wait, visit the page devoted to him and the one devoted to the Progressive Movement he spearheaded to learn why he’s still remembered so vividly.

Of course, none of that will explain why this man is smiling…
:: Posted in Odd Lives on June 13, 2005

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