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Situated on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, Madison is the capital of the State of Wisconsin.

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  1. There is a state law that limits any building being built within one mile of the Wisconsin State Capitol and no buildings may be taller or overshadow it.
  2. In 1968, the first bone marrow transplant in the United States is performed at UW Hospital in Madison.
  3. Madison’s nicknames include “Mad City,” “The City of Four Lakes” and “Madtown”.
  4. Madison was named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.
  5. Madison’s official city bird is a plastic pink flamingo.

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