Madison in the Sixties
The annual WSA Symposium has many interesting guests giving lectures to the UW students, and the Regents enjoy guitarists and bluegrass groups. Liberal guests give their takes on the Vietnam War and social justice issues. A rock and poetry performance captivates the spectators, then they march and party the next day. Foreign and domestic dance […]
The council rejects a movement to give all state employees the afternoon off on Good Friday. Madison enters the Jet Age: Northwest Airlines begins a jet service to Milwaukee, and residents tour the aircraft before its first voyage. The council also adopts an ordinance prohibiting hiring or being a strikebreaker. Police chief asks mayor to […]
The year starts with a tragedy as a fire in State Street on January 8th claims the life of Madison fireman Daniel Parkinson at the age of 33 due to smoke inhalation. This continued a season of fires starting with a campus fire at the McArdel institute that destroyed 4 years of cancer research, within […]
Oscar G Mayer a local philanthropist dies in his sleep of a heart attack at age of 76 on march 5th. William J Mayer founder of Mayer Photo Art house for 47 years dies at age 79 on April 8th. Dudley Montgomery former president of the Madison Bus Company dies on October 26th at age […]
Socialist mayoral candidate William Hart proposes that public officials must disclose business associations. Four councilmen were revealed to be members of a for-profit football club- which brings to light many conflicts of interest. The council voted in an ordinance to bar women from getting a bartender’s license. Later, they change and allow it expressly.
A Madison patrolman is in the hospital after being beaten while breaking up a fight. Five men were convicted. An unmarked police car during a car chase killed a boy after running a red light. During a robbery, an off-duty police officer was saved by his badge-tucked in his coat pocket when he was shot […]