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A long, shared history: The Wisconsin State Journal's 175th anniversary series
State Journal reporters no longer shine editors' shoes. They do on occasion volunteer to pet-sit an editor's chickens.
“The columns of the Express will be open to the discussion of all fair and proper subjects which will have the tendency of promoting the publi…
By the time the Civil War broke out in 1861, the Wisconsin State Journal had been publishing for more than 20 years. But nothing could prepare…
The years just before and after the Civil War were difficult times for Madison. It failed to grow during the panic of 1857, when real estate v…
The end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th saw times of transition for the Wisconsin State Journal and the University of Wisconsin.
Madison and its interest in aviation were booming as the "Roaring Twenties" came to a close, with the Depression and world war looming.
For those who lived through the fight over Monona Terrace in the early 1990s, Madison in the 1950s would have felt eerily familiar.
The dawn of the 1960s brought with it the promise of change. But war on the other side of the world would soon eclipse all that.
"Zoos are a characteristic feature of parks in all large cities," the Wisconsin State Journal declared in 1911. "The zoo idea should be welcomed."
After 70 years of use, the structure was showing its age. An 11-year, $141 million renovation restored the majestic building to its earlier grandeur.
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