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Wisconsin Historical Society

Learn how to make the hair tonic Fighting Bob La Follette used to groom his famous pompadour in this video with staff writer Dylan Brogan. Bob’s secret ingredient: Spanish Fly. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Christoher Guess

When protesters moved into the state Capitol in 2011, it was more than a protest of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective bargaining bill. It was also a symbolic affirmation of the ideal of self-government. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Colleen Hayes

Depending on how you count it, Wisconsin’s Capitol building is either its third or fifth. This week it turns 100. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Many of the Capitol’s artists had worked at the Chicago’s World Fair, including Edwin Howland Blashfield, who painted “The Resources of Wisconsin.” more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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David Michael Miller

There is Wisconsin. And there’s Forward. Is there a Miss Forward at the 100-year old Wisconsin Capitol? more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Michael Miller

A host of World’s Fair architects, artists and artisans were brought to Madison to help create the Capitol’s exterior. Their sculptures are meant to symbolize the values of the state. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Laura Zastrow

Without a doubt, the new Eno Vino Downtown on the top floor of the AC Hotel has some of the best views in Madison. But the food doesn’t rise to quite the same level. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments

It’s unclear when people started referring to the Wisconsin Capitol as the “people’s house” but a new book says the term can be traced back to a reference to the White House made during an 1827 debate. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Wisconsin Historical Society

When the Legislature convened for the first time in the new Capitol on Jan. 10, 1917, Madison residents had a new place to go for fine dining: The Capitol Cafe. The restaurant operated in the basement for more than a decade. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Officially the Capitol Square is the Capitol Park. Today’s steps, lighting fixtures, urns and approaches were all part of the current building’s design. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Justin Sprecher

Mollusks frozen in time on the walls of the Hearing Room. Funny looking badgers. Unintentional fascist imagery. Craig Johnson shows us the quirkier details of the Capitol in this video tour. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Alisha David

The State Capitol building is renowned for its majestic beauty. But the gardens, the landscaping and the people who take care of the grounds are just as special. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Linda Falkenstein

Capitol maintenance workers cope with the unexpected. A tour of doors and more with mechanic Jim Werlein. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories