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The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People

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On the occasion of the Capitol’s centennial in 2017, this book tells the remarkable story of the building—in all its incarnations—and the people who made history beneath its dome. The book covers the creation of the territorial capitol in 1837, the construction of the second capitol in the 1860s (and the fire that almost completely destroyed it in 1904), the eleven-year co ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 7th 2017 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Jim Gallen
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
State Capitols are workshops and monuments, sites where history is made and where the lore, beauty and treasures of their states are on display to all who may come to these living shrines of democracy. “The Wisconsin Capitol” is the story of one the most beautiful capitols in America.

This work is a combination of the history of the capitols, and Madison has had three, and the history of the state they have served. Much text is devoted to the history of the state itself, starting with the Indian
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Paul Lunger
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With "The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People", Michael Edmonds does a very nice job going through not only the history of the state of Wisconsin, but also with the overall history of the buildings that have occupied the area where the current building is. With a decent amount of ease & plenty of pictures as well, we the reader get an understanding of how important this symbol is to the state of Wisconsin & it's people as well as an understanding of the history of this state ...more
Amber
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the photos are amazing in this book. I learn a few new things when reading this book.
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On the occasion of the capitol’s centennial in 2017, this book tells the remarkable story of the building — in all its incarnations — and the people who made history beneath its dome.

The book covers the creation of the territorial capitol in 1837, the construction of the second capitol in the 1860s (and the fire that almost completely destroyed it in 1904), the eleven-year construction project that completed the third capitol in 1917, and the extensive conservation project
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