Madison in the Sixties
No booze in bowling alleys … VD on the rise and DDT in the air … a Capitol Creche … and Liberace takes a nap on E. Johnson St. It’s Madison, 1961
Notable deaths in Madison, 1961.
A new police chief .. a cop consorts with a divorcee .. a series of brazen burglaries … and a political odd couple to lead the Police and Fire Commission.
A cop with problems … a secretive police chief … and Ginger Rodgers! The police beat goes on, in 1967 Madison.
Madison, 1967. A big year for the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission. It wins passage of an historic expansion of the fair housing ordinance. It holds riveting public hearings into the state of police-community relations, and issues a disturbing report. But it loses its chair, Rev. James C. Wright, off for a planned two years at […]
A tragic night in Badger sports … Madison mourns President Kennedy … and hopscotching the decade for headlines.