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Capitol Idea: Inside the Capitol Video included

It took eleven years to build the current Wisconsin Capitol, but it contains at least one hundred years of history. The Capitol is celebrating its centennial.  


Capitol Idea: The history of Wisconsin's Capitols Video included

The Wisconsin Capitol is celebrating its centennial.  


Fred Risser's Family: "A Legislative Tradition"

Senator Fred Risser is the longest serving legislator in the United States. 


What Rep. Steve Doyle likes most about his job

Representative Steve Doyle says when he drives into Madison near the airport and sees the Capitol dome on the horizon, he thinks, "what a great privilege to work in that building." 


Madison's First Capitol: "Pigs in the Basement."

Wisconsin first territorial Capitol was in Belmont.  Delegates met there to determine where the state's permanent Capitol would be located. 


Madison's second Capitol: "Fire in the Night."

The second state Capitol in Madison suffered a devastating fire, leaving only one usable wing of the building.  


Madison's current Capitol: Lew Porter

George Post was the architect chosen for Wisconsin's Capitol, but the person who oversaw the day to day construction was Lew Porter. 


Slide Show: Capitol Idea-Photos of Wisconsin's Capitols

Wisconsin has had four buildings used as state capitols during its history. 


Wisconsin Capitol: "A voting pioneer."

A device to track lawmaker votes made the Wisconsin Capitol a pioneer.  Representative Steve Doyle explains why.


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