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Madison as a place of residence|
Madison as a village, 1846-1856
Milwaukee Road Historical Association
"Madison: A History of the Formative Years" by David Mollenhoff.
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"A New Era: It was 150 Years Ago that the Future of Transportation Arrived in Madison" Wisconsin State Journal, May 23, 2004
"Visitor Here Rode First Train To Reach Madison" Wisconsin State Journal, June 1, 1924
"The Celebration" Wisconsin State Journal, May 24, 1854
The track leading into Madison in 1854 was built across several marshes, providing very soft and unstable ground. The trackbed and rail sank five feet in the marsh one day in June 1854.
What was the name of the first railroad to Madison?
How long did it take to construct the railroad from Milwaukee to Madison?
What were some of the problems and obstacles for building the early railroads?
1788: South Caroline becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitutio.
1934: Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were shot to death by police.
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