Monday, June 05, 2006

Lady of Lake Mendota

Lady of the Lake


On a cold February morning in 1979, residents of Madison awoke to find a new fixture peering above the ice of Lake Mendota. The Statue of Liberty had arrived in Madison courtesy of the Pail and Shovel Party, a student government association at the University of Wisconsin. In an effort to fulfill campaign promises, party organizers Jim Mallon and Leon Varjian had the statue flown in, but a cable snapped causing the copper symbol of freedom to submerge itself in the icy waters. At least that is how the story is told.


Site – View out toward lake Mendota

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