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Near Belmont in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol

 
 
Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
1. Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Marker
Inscription. On January 14, 1998, Governor Tommy G. Thompson addressed the Wisconsin Assembly at Wisconsin's First Territorial Capitol in Belmont in honor of the Sesquicentennial of Statehood. Serving more terms than any other governor in the history of Wisconsin, Governor Thompson addressed the ninety-nine member Assembly noting that this was the second time he had been part of governmental proceedings at Belmont. In 1991 he convened a cabinet meeting at the First Capitol. Dressed in period clothing and arriving by carriage on this cold January day, Governor Thompson lauded the historic leadership of the people of Wisconsin, in endeavors such as auto racing, milk-testing, conservation, education, anti-discrimination laws, social reform and entertainment...and remarked that Wisconsinites invented the outboard motor, the typewriter, the hamburger and malted milk. The governor concluded by praising Wisconsin's outstanding efforts in the nation's wars and declaring a new era of Wisconsin leadership. "Our role is neither to lead people to water or to make them drink, but rather to make them thirsty. And may the people of Wisconsin's thirst to be leaders of this great nation never be quenched."
 
Erected 2000. (Marker Number 438.)
 
Marker series. This marker is
Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
2. Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Marker
included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.089′ N, 90° 21.773′ W. Marker is near Belmont, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route G and County Route B, on the right on County Route G. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmont WI 53510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Land, Lead, and Politics (here, next to this marker); The First Capitol (here, next to this marker); Belmont, Wisconsin Territory, 1836 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1998 Wisconsin Assembly (about 400 feet away); World's Largest M (approx. 2.3 miles away); Platteville Started Here (approx. 6.1 miles away); Main Street Commercial Historic District Platteville (approx. 6.3 miles away); First State Normal School (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmont.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable Persons
 
Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Supplementary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
3. Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol Supplementary Marker
Wisconsin's First Capitol Historic Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
4. Wisconsin's First Capitol Historic Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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