Madison is the larger principal city of the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Madison metropolitan area (Columbia, Dane, Green and Iowa counties), the Janesville-Beloit metropolitan area (Rock County), and the Baraboo micropolitan area (Sauk County).
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce a search for a two-year Allan H. Selig Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sport and Society in the United States, especially …
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Madison remained the capitol city, and became the home of the University of Wisconsin Madison, built in 1849. Twenty years after its being named the capitol of Wisconsin, Madison was finally declared a city in 1856, with a population of 6,863.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Archives and Records Management Department and Oral History Program are also located in Steenbock Library. The library is named for UW professor Harry Steenbock (1886–1967), who developed an inexpensive method of enriching foods with Vitamin D in the 1920s.
Historical Timeline 1838 - The state territorial legislature passes a bill to establish a University of Wisconsin "at or near Madison, the seat of government." 1848 - Wisconsin’s first governor, Nelson Dewey, approves the UW through the incorporation act of July 26 and invests its government in a board of regents.
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History of Madison, Wisconsin Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin , the seat of Dane county, and the home of the University of Wisconsin's main campus. It is situated on an isthmus between Lake Mendota on the northwest and the smaller Lake Monona on the southeast.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Madison, Wisconsin, from September 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community.
Madison's Past - Early History. The four lakes region was formed by the glaciers when they retreated about 13,000 years ago. Between 300 and 1,300 AD Native American "mound builders" occupied the area.