Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive
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. Touch 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. Indian Bird Effigy Mound (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Panther Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgewood John M. Olin (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.