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

Early Social Whirl

 
 
Early Social Whirl Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 29, 2010
1. Early Social Whirl Marker
Inscription. To commemorate Middleton's early social activities, the Middleton Landmarks Commission dedicates this site, which, since the early 1830's, has served as a center of social activity for Middleton's residents. Historic interest includes such enterprises as Frank's Park, a gathering area named for Frank Hoover, which offered refreshments and musical entertainment. Broadway Gardens, the home of the famous 1934 Walkathon, was built on the site of Frank's Park in 1923. The Club, formerly known as Ye Olde Tavern, was erected in 1908 and was the subject of the book, "Blue Collar Aristocrats", by E.E. LeMasters. The Top Hat, so named because of its original design, was the last established dinner club in this area. From the early 1900's to the present, this site has continued as an important social center for Middletonians.

Designated November 26, 1986
 
Erected by the Middleton Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 5.793′ N, 89° 29.727′ W. Marker is in Middleton, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Branch Street, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleton WI 53562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Early Social Whirl Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 29, 2010
2. Early Social Whirl Marker
The marker is on the rock in the lower right. The Middleton Good Neighbor Festival parade is in the background on University Avenue.
are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stamm House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lemcke Farm House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thorstrand (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hickory Hill House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hocheera (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mendota (approx. 1.5 miles away); Pheasant Branch Encampment (approx. 1.8 miles away); Blackhawk Country Club Mound Group (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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