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

David James Schaefer

1955-2004

 
 
David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
1. David James Schaefer Marker
Inscription.
David James Schaefer, 1955-2004
was a phenomenal phenomenon. Though plagued by the progressive debilities of cerebral palsy, "Schaefer" was an uncomplaining and generous friend to many. Disability Rights Specialist for the City of Madison in three different settings, his death of a heart attack in September 2004 made a hole in our community which cannot ever be filled.
Erected by the Friends of Schaefer at private expense.
 
Erected by the Friends of Schaefer.
 
Location. 43° 4.383′ N, 89° 22.898′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and East Doty Street, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. Urich (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Madison is an Indian mound capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Club (within
David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
2. David James Schaefer Marker
The marker is on the left side of the approach to the front entrance of the old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, now the Madison Municipal Building.
shouting distance of this marker); Olin Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fairchild Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Men and Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Office Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 1, 2011
3. David James Schaefer Marker
Statue above the Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
4. Statue above the Marker
The book next to the statue says "Harry Dumpty, 1991, Brent George." The phone number below the book is for Brent George, the artist, who told me that the statue is unrelated to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on March 2, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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