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9780738560540

Madison (WI)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738560540

  • ISBN10:

    0738560545

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-26
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Madison has a rich photographic history, much of it in the form of postcards. This volume presents more than 200 historical postcard images from the private collection of Madison resident John Powell, who has been collecting and trading postcards for more than 20 years. The images here reflect Madison's businesses, public institutions, civic life, and civic pride in the first decades of the 20th century. With author David Sakrison's engaging text, these images offer a unique window into the city as it was, and as it saw itself, 75 to 100 years ago.

Author Biography

David Sakrison has been a professional writer and editor for more than 35 years. On assignment, he has covered legislative and social issues, fought forest fires in British Columbia, tracked cougars in the Florida Everglades, volunteered for Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race, and once wrestled a Bengal tiger. His previous books include Chasing the Ghost Birds: Saving Swans and Cranes from Extinction. Raised in Middleton and Madison, he attended the University of WisconsinMadison. He now lives in Ripon with his wife Christal and two aging housecats.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Capitolp. 9
The Squarep. 19
Downtownp. 41
Around the Townp. 57
Body and Soulp. 71
The Universityp. 85
The Watersp. 103
Bibliographyp. 127
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