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Peddling A Paper City: How Madison Became Wisconsin’s Capital

If you've spent any time at the Wisconsin state Capitol building, you know it's majestic, both inside and out. It's the center of state government and the center of Madison, with streets and avenues converging from every direction at the Capitol Square. But how did that particular spot become one of the most important places in the state? 

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