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Moral preening called out; Confederate Rest stone lives for another day

‘Hypocritical grandstanding’ Legendary Madison architect Kenton Peters put it to the chairman of the Landmarks Commission hard and often.  “Are you doing this,” Peters said of Stu Levitan’s about-face in favor of removing the memorial stone at Confederate Rest, “to … Continue reading

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Confederate Rest stone is ‘too big’ for Stu Levitan; it’s got to go

We’ll see you at 5 this afternoon (07-23-18) in Room 351 of the City County Bldg on Martin Luther Drive. That’s when the Landmark Commission meets.  Your stones are too small, Stu Say it ain’t so, Stu Levitan So the … Continue reading

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Dane County Historical Society: let the memorial remain at Confederate Rest

Removing it would be ‘an injustice to history’ June 18, 2018 Dear Members of the City of Madison Common Council, The Board of Directors for the Dane County Historical Society is opposed to the removal of the stone cenotaph erected … Continue reading

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Union dead honored at Forest Hill Cemetery, then Confederate

Gadzooks! What would Ald. Matt Phair and the Madison Common Council say! It was a beautiful Monday morning at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison where history was remembered, and honored, on Memorial Day. The most touching moment was when a … Continue reading

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Will government’s guardians of history overturn Madison alders’ grave desecration?

Could the feds take over Confederate Rest? It ain’t over ‘till it’s over — this being The Emerald City. We last reported that the all-powerful (perhaps too powerful) Landmarks Commission would need to weigh in once again on the shameful … Continue reading

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Tell the 14 Madison alders how much you appreciate their historical cleansing

We present to you the 14 alders who voted May 1, 2018 to uproot the memorial stone commissioned by Madison’s veterans of the Union cause in the Civil War. Men who shed their own blood to fight slavery and preserve … Continue reading

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