In my previous post, I noted that when comparing Madison's South Side and West Side, "There was a pronounced difference between the two neighborhoods in 1923."
In a wonderfully-timed bit of serendipity, while searching for links for a post on the Central History blog about the 1954 Madison Central High School football team co-captains, I discovered an online copy of "The People's Stories of South Madison," a collection of 20 first-person reminiscences about life in South Madison, based on oral interviews conducted by David Giffey. I linked to one reminiscence by Richard Harris, but there are also other stories in this book with definite "Central connections."
Read some of these stories if you want to gain a better understanding of what the "pronounced difference" meant in 1923 -- and remains in 2007.
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