Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Capitol Tour

Story of Madison: Chapter 1

Capitol timeline


Read More About It

"Wisconsin Capitol: Fascinating Facts" by Diana Cook


Vocabulary:

architect


Interesting Fact:

The Capitol was completed in 1845, six years after it was suppose to be finished.


Study Questions:

  • Where did the workmen stay and eat during this time?
  • Who was the architect of the first capitol in Madison?
  • How long did it take to complete the construction?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of the state Capitol:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 10:

    1801: Tripoli declares war on the United States.



  • June 10

    June 10, 1837: Workmen arrived in Madison to begin work on the new state capitol.


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