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Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive

 
 
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By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
1. Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive Marker
Inscription. The Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association, incorporated in 1894, was granted an easement from the Dominican sisters of Sinsinawa for a road connecting Vilas Park with Woodrow Street.

The road was constructed in 1904 to provide a place to enjoy nature by bicycle, horse-and-carriage, or on foot. The advent of the automobile gradually eroded this peaceful oasis, and by the 1990's it had become a hazardous commuter shortcut.

In 2007, the Friends of the Park and Pleasure Drive Committee successfully spearheaded an effort to convince the city of Madison Parks Commission to close it to drive-through automobile traffic. This restored the road to its original intent.
 
Erected 2007 by Edgewood College.
 
Location. 43° 3.429′ N, 89° 25.255′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Edgewood Drive 0.2 miles west of Edgewood Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panther Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgewood (approx. mile away); John M. Olin (approx. 0.3 miles away);
The Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
2. The Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive
Vilas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Larson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bear (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
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Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
3. Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive Marker
The Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
4. The Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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