Ten fun facts about Madison
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The State Capitol building in Madison is a very imposing white domed structure and is so prominent that it is used as a landmark for the entire city.
Michael Feldman, the prominent National Public Radio (NPR) personality lives in this city.
The city has been named after the fourth president of the U.S, James Madison.
The Wisconsin-Madison University “Badger” team is very popular and has a very vigorous fan base across the state.Fact 5
The world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd-Wright spent the teenage years of his life in this city.Fact 6
Four large lakes border the city and the interesting fact is that the names and the meanings of the names of these lakes are still debatable.Fact 7
There are close to a hundred miles of biking pathways in Madison and it boasts of a large number of bicyclists who aim at making the city a greener one.Fact 8
Madison is home to the Nobel prize-winning scientist, John Bardeen and the speed-skating Olympic gold medalist, Eric Heiden.Fact 9
One of the world’s greatest soul and blues singers, Otis Redding died here in 1967 when his plane crashed into the Monona Lake. He was scheduled to play at a nightclub located near the University of Wisconsin the next day.Fact 10
The Wisconsin-Madison “Badgers” got their name from the nineteenth century settlers here. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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