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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burrows Park

 
 
Burrows Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
1. Burrows Park Marker
Inscription. This land was bequeathed to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association in 1909 by one of its active members, George B. Burrows (1832 - 1909). The lake shore area was filled to its present level by dredging the lake bottom. Until 1913 an on-site nursery house trees and shrubs used in park programs. Along with park development, Burrows' civic interests included serving as State Senator, and later Assemblyman from Madison.
 
Location. 43° 6.135′ N, 89° 22.01′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Burrows Drive and Bayside Drive, on the left when traveling north on Burrows Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird Effigy Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman Avenue Crossing (approx. half a mile away); Tenney Park Lock and Dam (approx. half a mile away); Tenney Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tenney Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); East Side High School (approx. mile away); Burr Jones Field (approx. 0.8 miles away); Steensland Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
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Burrows Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
2. Burrows Park Marker
The marker is on the chimney of the park shelter. Lake Mendota, and the filled portion of the park as mentioned in the marker, is in the background.
 Burrows Park. The Madison Parks Department page for the park. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Burrows Park Shelter image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
3. Burrows Park Shelter
Burrows Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
4. Burrows Park
A view of the park and the shelter from Warner Drive. The Bird Effigy Mound marker is to the left of the shelter.
Burrows Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
5. Burrows Park Sign
This park sign is on Sherman Avenue.
Burrows Park Shelter image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
6. Burrows Park Shelter
View of Burrows Park toward Warner Drive from the shelter.
Burrows Park Shelter image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 10, 2011
7. Burrows Park Shelter
The functional fireplace inside the shelter.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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