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Pieces of Madison's past

What follows are several artifacts, photographs and documents in the possession of the state historical society that illuminate important chapters in the history of Madison.

Chris Farley's jacket, a banjo-ukulele used to create the Oscar Mayer jingle, Butch Vig's drums and an engine fragment from the Sterling Hall bombing are among the items in the Wisconsin Historical Society's possession.

Body found in Lake Mendota

Swimmer disappeared early Friday morning

The Dane County medical examiner identified the body pulled from Lake Mendota on Friday morning as a swimmer who went missing earlier Friday.

Body found in Lake Mendota

Swimmer disappeared early Friday morning

The Dane County medical examiner identified the body pulled from Lake Mendota on Friday morning as a swimmer who went missing earlier Friday.