Archive for September, 2009

Effigy Tree re-dedication ceremony on Sept. 26

September 29, 2009

At Saturday’s formal re-dedication ceremony in Hudson Park on the east side of Madison, where the bronzed incarnation of the Effigy Tree sculpture now resides, area residents and the artist himself tell the story of the sculpture’s creation, its significance to the community, and how the neighborhood pulled together to save it from destruction. Unseen Madison reports…

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Watergate and Madison’s dividing ridge

September 28, 2009

We’re not sure what it says about our podcast, but we recently deleted this 11-second segment. Can you tell who is Richard Nixon and who is Jeff?

What’s happening now

September 25, 2009

:: Gordon attends a dedication for the Effigy Tree sculpture in Hudson Park on Saturday, Sept. 26 (details here). Next week we’ll play some of his audio clips from the event.

:: New quiz for October coming soon: look at photos and guess locations of local effigy mounds. We’ll award either two hours in the field with us or a copy of Indian Mounds of Wisconsin. Your choice!

:: We have a September quiz winner. Word is she’s looking forward to two hours with us, even though the book is the ultimate guide to the state’s effigy mounds and possibly signed by co-author Bob Birmingham. (OK, you may be better off with the book, but we are available.)

:: Follow Jeff or Gordon on Twitter. We don’t tweet often, but when we do you can be sure you’re getting your 140 characters’ worth.

:: We swear that our first Unseen Madison podcast is almost done. The highlight of our outtakes: a Richard Nixon Watergate clip!

Win big in September quiz!

September 1, 2009

To the winner of Unseen Madison’s September quiz: a two-hour tour of an “unseen” place in the Madison area. We (Gordon and Jeff) will be your friendly and sometimes knowledgeable guides. On to the quiz!

Look at the banner photo (taken in 1902) at the top of the page.

1. what large feature is in the foreground?

2. what prominent elevation is on the middle horizon?

3. name the building silhouetted against the sky at the far left

4. name one building silhouetted near the far right

Check your answers here. Let us know if you were correct by using Contact in the sidebar. If there’s more than one winner we’ll either hold a random drawing, or invite all winners if it’s not too much hassle.