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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Global Vision

Bascom Hill Historic District

 
 
Global Vision Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
1. Global Vision Marker
Inscription. In 1961, more than 100 University of Wisconsin students and graduates applied to spend two years volunteering in some of the world's neediest countries as part of a new program known as the Peace Corps. Their participation began a long relationship between the University of Wisconsin and the Peace Corps, symbolic of the university's deep commitment to helping uncover and solve international problems. This university was one of the first to train these volunteers, and it has traditionally sent more students and graduates into the Peace Corps than any other university.
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.499′ N, 89° 24.199′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Drive. Click for map. The marker is near South Hall on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 Bascom Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The School of Pharmacy (a few steps from this marker); The First Dance (within shouting distance of this marker);
Bascom Hill Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
2. Bascom Hill
The heart of the University of Wisconsin, with Bascom Hall at the top.
North Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Reform and Revolt (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Character (within shouting distance of this marker); The Power of Ideas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Securing the Future (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkEducationPeace
 
View from Bascom Hall Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
3. View from Bascom Hall
The State Capitol as seen from the top of Bascom Hill. State Street links state government and the state university.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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