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Auctioning Oscar Mayer history

More than 300 items of memorabilia from prolific local collector are up for auction through Dec. 20

More than 300 items of memorabilia from prolific local collector are up for auction through Dec. 20

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.

Oscar Mayer in Madison to close

Oscar Mayer, which has been part of Madison's northeast side for nearly 100 years, is closing its Madison headquarters and manufacturing plant, the company said Wednesday.