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The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923
(1923)

Mack, John G. D.
The four Wisconsin capitols,   pp. [41]-52 PDF (4.0 MB)


Page 52


52                   WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
his work on the completion of details and taking charge of maintenance
until his death on April 16, 1918.
  The people of Wisconsin know too little of the magnificent work
performed by their capitol commission, for this work was performed
quietly and without show over a period of years, during which time
the members of the commission gave much time and study to the
plans, decorations, legal matters and other features involved in so
large an undertaking.
  The members of the commission served without compensation, for
theirs was a labor of love for their state and their services could have
been secured in no other way.
  Possibly no comparable service has ever been given to the state.
Every citizen of Wisconsin, now and for ages to come, may look
upon this beautiful monumental capitol with pride, for there never
fell across it even the fainte-.t trace of the shadow of graft.
  It represents the spirit of WVisconsin, and on the part of the men
who had charge of its cdn '.ruction the spirit of unselfish devotion
to their state.


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