Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Flamingos of Bascom Hill



In 1979, the student government at University of Wisconsin decided that the best use of student government funds was to purchase 1,008 plastic flamingos and display them in the center of the beautiful, green campus on historic Bascom Hill. Please read the short and very interesting article about the event at the Wisconsin Historical Society website. The governing body was also responsible for a partial replica of the Statue of Liberty peeking out from the frozen Lake Mendota in the middle of Madison.


2 comments:

Cheema said...

Hello from Pakistan!
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

I want to swap a postcard with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me one such card?
In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape from Pakistan - which I think will be a great addition in your collection?

You can leave me a comment at http://mycoolpostcardcollection.blogspot.com/

We can also make a blog link exchange if you are interested....

Best Regards
Yours Cheema

dmarks said...

Those d*** dirty apes buried the Statue of Liberty again!

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