Nine newspaper stories about the first capitol (1917).

Nine articles on the capitol at Belmont (1917)

In 1917 a bill was introduced in the state legislature to acquire and restore the buildings where the territorial convention had met. This series of newspaper articles from the spring and summer of that year were part of a campaign to preserve this historic site. They describe what happened in Belmont in 1836 as well as what happened to the building in the following decades, and include many photographs and details on the efforts beginning in 1906 to save the site from destruction.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
Creator: various
Pub Data: Published in eight newspapers around the state, March-August 1917, and preserved in a scrapbook at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library. See page images for titles and dates of each article.
Citation: Consult the bibliographic data shown on the first page of each article, ending your citation with " Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 1/27/2023