Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Capitol Tour

Wisconsin State Capitol

A Trip Through Wisconsin's New State Capitol

Cupolas of Capitalism: State Capitol Building Histories

Capitol timeline


Read More About It

"Wisconsin Capitol: Fascinating Facts" by Diana Cook

"Wisconsin State Capitol: Guide and History" edited by Stan Cravens

"Wisconsin Blue Book" 2002


Vocabulary:

contract
rebuilding


Interesting Fact:

The state Capitol has 448,297 square feet.


Study Questions:

  • How long did it take to finish the construction of the Capitol?
  • Who was the architect of the Capitol?
  • What is the name of the statue on top of the Capitol's dome? (hint: it is not Forward or Miss Forward)


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

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on October 11:

    1942: The World War II Battle of Cape Esperance begins.
    1968: The first Apollo mission, Apollo 7, is launched.
    1984: Astronaut Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.



  • October 11

    October 11, 1906: The first construction contract was announced for the rebuilding of the Capitol after it was destroyed by fire.


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