Madison parties in 1837

Time was when Madison Disported itself with Gay Evening Trolley Parties


Relatively isolated in 1837, Madison's early families had to come up with their own forms of entertainment to break the monotony of daily chores. Euchre tournaments and dances filled the evenings of Madison's first four families. As the city grew, clubs and social institutions formed to meet the needs of a growing population. This article describes the social scene in 19th century Madison.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Madison Capital Times
Pub Data: Madison Capital Times. 4 March 1931
Citation: "Time was when Madison Disported itself with Gay Evening Trolley Parties." Madison Capital Times (4 March 1931). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1577; Visited on: 10/31/2014
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