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By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
Bascom Hill
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), 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

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