“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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This is a list of markers on the Wisconsin Idea and "Fighting Bob."
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By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
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Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nationThe Madison Heritage Series
In the early 20th century, experts from around the country came to study Wisconsin’s “laboratory of democracy.” The state’s Progressive politicians, led by “Fighting Bob”—Governor Robert La Follette Sr.—were using . . . — Map (db m32939) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 79 — HocheeraThe John R. and Nell Commons House — 1913
This large stucco house was designed by noted Madison bungalow designer, Cora Tuttle. From 1913 to 1937, it was the home of John R. Commons, a U.W. professor of economics. Commons was nationally significant as the author of important social reforms . . . — Map (db m45742) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 91 — La Follette House1854
"Fighting Bob" La Follette and his wife Belle Case La Follette moved into this dignified old residence in 1881. Both graduated from the UW Law School, Belle being the first woman to do so. Both became preeminent state and national political figures, . . . — Map (db m90021) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 119 — Mohr / Christoffer Block1873
These two buildings of an original three-building block were designed in the Italianate style, elements of which are visible above the first story. While this block housed a variety of businesses, it is historically significant for its association . . . — Map (db m67033) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — The Power of IdeasBascom Hill Historic District
As president of the University of Wisconsin from 1903 to 1918, Charles Van Hise championed a mission of public service that became known as the Wisconsin Idea. Calling for professors to share the wealth of their teaching and research, Van Hise . . . — Map (db m32505) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Maple Bluff — Robert M. La Follette Home
Robert M. La Follette home has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m57729) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Stoughton — 3 — Robert Marion La Follette, Sr.1855-1925
Wisconsin's most famous political leader and greatest statesman. Born on a farm in Primrose Township, Dane County, he was the first native son and first University of Wisconsin graduate to become Wisconsin Governor. He rose from Dane County District . . . — Map (db m82559) HM

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