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

Robert Marion La Follette, Sr.

1855-1925

 
 
Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Wisconsin's most famous political leader and greatest statesman. Born on a farm in Primrose Township, Dane County, he was the first native son and first University of Wisconsin graduate to become Wisconsin Governor. He rose from Dane County District Attorney to Congressman, Governor, and U.S. Senator. An influential fighter for reform, he viewed government as a servant, not ruler, of people. "Fighting Bob" led in establishing the progressive movement in Wisconsin politics. He advocated much which became law--state primary election, tax reform, railroad regulation, conservation, civil service, improved industrial standards. He advanced the "Wisconsin Idea," use of experts from the University in state service. In 1924, he was unsuccessful Independent candidate for president. His liberal impact was nationwide.
 
Erected 1963 by the Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 57.955′ N, 89° 13.261′ W. Marker is near Stoughton, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Williams Drive 0.3 miles north of River Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map
Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. Marker
. Marker is at La Follette County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stoughton WI 53589, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovre Congregation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Seasons of Fish Camp (approx. 2.5 miles away); Carp for sale (approx. 2.5 miles away); Too many carp (approx. 2.5 miles away); All about nets (approx. 2.5 miles away); How to catch 30,000 carp (approx. 2.5 miles away); Working at Fish Camp (approx. 2.5 miles away); Fish Camp Launch (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is also Wisconsin Historical Society marker no. 126.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers on the Wisconsin Idea and "Fighting Bob" La Follette.
 
Also see . . .  Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 24, 2009.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Nearby LaFollette Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
3. Nearby LaFollette Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Donald Yochem of West Bend, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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