Madison, WI Surrounded by Reality

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“Surrounded by Reality” A quote by Lee Dreyfus, future Governor of Wisconsin, while campaigning in 1978. He said “Madison is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.” Madison has grown since then; currently it's about 76 square miles.       More about the site...


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Today in Madison History

July 28, 1857
18 year old William Vilas delivers valedictory address to UW class in the new City Hall.

July 28, 1924
After quietly acquiring 4.5 acres of lakefront land on Atwood Avenue Michael Olbrich offered the land to the city for a park - provided the council acquired the adjoining 17 acres bordering Starkweather Creek.