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These are markers that mention John A. Johnson. The page for the first one includes a photo of the nearby gravestone of his parents, which mentions their hometown of Gisholt in Norway.
 
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By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
Bovre Congregation Marker
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 163 — Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Co. Office Building 1885; Additions c. 1892 and 1909
This building is significant for its association with Madison's industrial history. It is all that remains of the once expansive Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Co., a producer of farm implements and the first major industry in Madison. The building . . . — Map (db m52125) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish The Madison Heritage Series
John A. Johnson made a bold move when he co-founded an agricultural implement company in Madison in 1880. Many civic leaders opposed manufacturing, fearing the workers would lower the city's moral and intellectual tone. But Johnson proved his . . . — Map (db m32919) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Stoughton — 25 — Bovre Congregation 1860-1887
"Now may the Lord bless this step which we have taken not out of a desire for discord and dissuasion but compelled by the voice of our conscience." With this prayer on their lips, six families met at Lars Bovre's farm on June 22, 1860 to organize . . . — Map (db m37293) HM

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