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Olin-Turville Park

 
 
Olin-Turville Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
1. Olin-Turville Park Marker
Inscription. This park is named in honor of John Olin (1851-1924) for the instrumental role he played in the purchase of this 28-acre site in 1910. An additional 65 acres was donated to the city, in 1980 by the Turville Point Association. Between 1854 and 1910 this site housed several resorts, including the Water Cure from 1854-1857, the Lakeside Hotel from 1866-1877, and the Wisconsin Sunday School Assembly Camp from 1881-1908.
 
Location. 43° 3.257′ N, 89° 22.587′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Olin-Turville Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage of the Hill (about 300 feet away); Bernie's Beach (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. one mile away); John Nolen Causeway (approx. one mile away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eggiman House (approx. 1.1 miles away); La Follette House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list
Olin-Turville Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
2. Olin-Turville Park Marker
In the background across Lake Monona is Monona Terrace, which is at the end of Olin Terrace (see related markers).
of markers that mention John Olin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Movers & Shapers. Article names Olin as one of the 10 most influential people in Madison history. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Olin Park. City of Madison page for the park. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

3. Turville Point Park. City of Madison page for this conservation park. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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View of Madison from Olin-Turville Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
3. View of Madison from Olin-Turville Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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