Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin Capitols

Story of Madison: Chapter 1

Capitol timeline

Read More About It

"Wisconsin Capitol: Fascinating Facts" by Diana Cook



Interesting Fact:

The Capitol was completed in 1845, six years after it was suppose to be finished.

Study Questions:

  • Where did the workmen stay and eat during this time?
  • Who was the architect of the first capitol in Madison?
  • How long did it take to complete the construction?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 10:

    1801: Tripoli declares war on the United States.

  • June 10

    June 10, 1837: Workmen arrived in Madison to begin work on the new state capitol.

    Wisconsin History Day By Day homepage
    January - December calendar page