Madison, 1961. Five men were arrested after a 2000-man pantie raid on two women’s dormitory buildings. The mob was eventually dispersed by police with tear gas. A janitor shot his estranged lover and fully confesses, pleading guilty. A teenager stabbed an 18 year old over a girl at a dance. An eighteen year old girl set out on her own, and after failing, her and her convict boyfriend robbed a store, but only managed to get away with 600 dollars worth of guns and cameras. Later, she mugs a cab driver, but the driver wins the struggle. At a McDonalds, over 200 children and teens have been reported throwing firecrackers and food at cars-even the cops. Teenagers overturned a Beetle car, and said they have turned over a car every Halloween. A house lost electricity after a water balloon short circuited an electric decoration. Chicago murderers escaped their cell in the Dane County jail, but get caught before they get too far.
About Madison in the Sixties
Topical tales of Madison's influential people and critical events from long ago.