National Geographic : 1937 Jul
ON GOES WISCONSIN HEART OF POLITICAL-MINDED WISCONSIN IS ITS HIGH-DOMED CAPITOL Here in Madison centers much of the interest in progressive government which has characterized the State since its early days when many liberals of Europe emigrated to Wisconsin (pages 4 and 25). Photographs by B. Anthony Stewart GHOSTS OF WISCONSIN'S PAST INHABIT ROI-PORLIER-TANK COTTAGE AT GREEN BAY There linger the shades of Joseph Roi, a French voyageur who in 1776 built a cabin by the Fox, highway for his roving canoe; of Jacques Porlier, judge, teacher, and fur trader, who bought it from him; of Nels Otto Tank, Moravian missionary from Norway, and of Madam Tank, high-born lady from the Netherlands, who filled it with china and other treasures. Her picture hangs between the doors, above the melodeon on which she played hymns. The old rocker was her favorite chair.