The Wisconsin State Journal looks at Madison from 1852 to 1902

Madison, Past and Present

In 1902, the Wisconsin State Journal celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special publication edited by its founder, David Atwood. The selections here deal primarily with the growth of Madison and its institutions, especially the University of Wisconsin. Short biographies are given of Richard T. Ely, Charles R. Van Hise, and Robert M. La Follette, and poems and other literary pieces by Zona Gale, B.B. Clarke, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox are printed. It also includes a description of the new State Historical Society of Wisconsin headquarters building, with contemporary photographs.

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Creator: Wisconsin State Journal
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin State Journal, 1902
Citation: Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, Past and Present (excerpts). (Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin State Journal, 1902); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/24/2018