Suydam, John V.

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At the territorial convention in Belmont in the fall of 1836, businessman and future territorial governor James Duane Doty sought to make Madison the capital of Wisconsin. Doty owned much of the land on the isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona, and stood to profit from its selection as capital. First, however, he had to convince the other delegates that Madison would make the best site. Doty and his surveyor, John V. Suydam, drew this map as a promotional tool to get other territorial delegates to invest in the city he imagined would grow on the shores of the lakes.

From the description of Plat of the town of Madison on the Four Lakes, July 1, 1836 / John V. Suydam. 1836. (University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System). WorldCat record id: 368411340

From the description of Plat of the town of Madison on the Four Lakes, July 1, 1836 [electronic resource] / John V. Suydam. 1836. (University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System). WorldCat record id: 368426951

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associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. person
associatedWith Oshkosh, Menominee Chief, 1795-1858. person
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Suydam family. family
associatedWith Wisconsin Historical Society. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Madison (Wis.)
Brown County (Wis.)
Madison (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Brown County
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Roads--Maps
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Birth 1810

Death 1885

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