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Connecting with our Past

The Capital Times invited HMI to provide material for a weekly column to acquaint its readers with historical tidbits about people, places and things about Madison's past. It ran on Mondays in the Lifestyles section from May 2003 - June 2007 under the heading "Connecting with our Past." Additional columns, not published, are provided here.

Newspaper Column: Connecting with our Past


1906 Landmarks
Abby Allin Curtiss
Abiel Brooks House (9/8/03)
Affordable Housing
African American Mayoral Candidates (3/14/05)
Alanson Sweet (8/14/06)
Andrew Ward
Angleworm Station Boat Landing (11/10/03)
Annie Stewart Fountain
Aubertine Woodward Moore
Autos (6/28/04)
Aviation (4/5/04)
Badger Football 1905 (10/24/05)
Barter: Painting from Belmont Hotel (7/4/04)
Basketball First Big Ten Season
Boating in the Storm
Bridge Over Monona Bay (9/22/03)
Camp Randall Prison Camp (11/17/03)
Canal Across the Isthmus (9/29/03)
Capitol Burned
Capitol Collapse (9/1/03)
Capitol Park Extension
Carnival (7/10/06)
Censorship (3/22/04)
Charles N. Brown (9/11/06)
Chicago Fire and Horace Tenney (3/19/07)
Cigarettes (11/14/05)
Cottagers (5/23/05)
Crazy Man, Jacob Schmitz, 1873
David Atwood (5/9/05)
Deadly Cannon (7/3/06)
Death Corner: South Murray Street & Desmond Court (11/24/03)
Death Penalty (1/8/07)
Dividing Ridge (8/18/03)
Dress Code (8/15/05)
East Washington Avenue (1/31/05)
Electric Lights (11/21/05)
Elmside, 2709 Sommers Avenue (5/12/03)
End of Bicycles (3/20/06)
Equal Opportunities
Fairchild Block Explosion (6/7/04)
Featherstonhaugh Family
First Children (9/6/04)
Flu (10/26/04)
Football Fanatics (2/2/04)
Forest Hill Cemetery
Fred Risser (7/17/06)
Gas Lights (2/7/05)
Gates of Heaven Synagogue (8/4/03)
Gypsies
Halloween Shenanigans (6/21/04)
Hans Christian Heg Statue (12/8/03)
Harrison L. Garner Park (9/20/04)
Harvey Hospital Marker (8/2/04)
Haunted Joseph Stoner House (5/26/03)
Highland Park (2/20/06)
Hired Girls (5/17/04)
Hollywood in Madison (3/1/04)
Hospital (6/4/07)
Iroquois Theater Fire & Magnus Swenson (12/26/05)
Jefferson Davis and Madison (11/3/03)
Joseph "Roundy" Coughlin(8/30/04)
Jubilee: 50th Anniversary of First UW Commencement (5/31/04)
Klan Clean Up (9/4/06)
Lakeside Water Cure (5/30/05)
Lantry Mausoleum (2/16/04)
Larkin Street (6/9/03)
Last Village President (4/10/06)
Legislative Scandal: Barstow vs. Bashford (12/20/04)
Levi Baker Vilas
Little Dutch Mill Restaurant (1/2/06)
Louise Marston (6/27/05)
Madison in 1843 (2/28/05)
Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association (10/13/03)
Man Behind the Field (1/12/04)
Mayor George Sayle's 1919 Plan for Madison (7/4/05)
Memorial Day (5/29/06)
Michael J. Quann Park (11/8/04)
Michael Olbrich (5/2/05)
Monona Lake Assembly (7/28/03)
Morgan Sisters Downtown Memories (9/6/05)
Nasty Elections (11/29/04)
O'Keeffe's in Madison (11/13/06)
Old Fashioned Fourth 1843
Original Names of the Four Lake Country (6/14/04)
Orton Park Cemetery (6/16/03)
Owen Drive Rocks (9/15/03)
Perfect Mate for a College Man, 1919 (5/3/04)
Pierce Family (1/30/06)
Pioneer Festival, 1856 (7/11/05)
Pledge of Allegiance Controversy (5/22/06)
Police Chief Henry Baker (6/6/05)
Railroad Comes to Madison, 1854 (3/29/04)
Railroad Stations (8/25/03)
Republicans (7/11/04)
Resurrection Cemetery (3/8/04)
Richard B. Dudgeon (9/13/04)
Robert Prideaux (2/26/07)
Roundhouse Explosion (1/22/07)
Runaway Train (8/28/06)
St. James Catholic Church (3/21/05)
St. Raphael's Cathedral (2/9/04)
San Francisco Earthquake (4/3/06)
School Teacher Murdered, 1914
Shopping Centers (4/26/04)
Shopping the Square 1899
Slaves (4/24/06)
Slot Machines (1/26/04)
Spooner (12/27/04)
State Street Houses (10/10/05)
Stephen D. "Pump" Carpenter (10/3/05)
Suburbs (8/11/03)
Summer Resort (6/19/06)
Sweets (12/6/04)
Swimming (1/24/05)
Thomas E. Brittingham (7/31/06)
Thor's Beach, Thorstrand Road
Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too (2/19/07)
Tobacco: Hiestand-McCoy Farm (5/5/03)
Tornado of 1878 (7/25/04)
Triathlon: Historic Swims, Bike Rides and Walks (10/3/04)
Turville Point (7/21/03)
University Book Store (8/21/06)
University Heights (5/21/07)
War of 1812 Soldiers
West High School (5/19/03)
Wild Youth
Williamson Street (4/4/05)
Woman's Club Building (1/5/04)