Daily Bread for Whitewater, Wisconsin: 5-17-10

Good morning,

The forecast for Whitewater calls for a slight chance of showers with a high of sixty-four degrees.

Last night, as part of a post on a residential overlay district for Whitewater, I quoted from a dissent that Thurgood Marshall wrote while on the United States Supreme Court. (I would agree with Marshall’s analysis of freedom of association, but would differ with his suggestions for possible remedies.)

Today is the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Marshall argued that case before the court as chief counsel for the N.A.A.C.P.

In Wisconsin history, the Wisconsin Historical Society recalls that on this day in 1673, the

1673 – Jolliet and Marquette Expedition Gets Underway

On this date Louis Jolliet, Father Jacques Marquette, and five French voyageurs departed from the mission of St. Ignace, at the head of Lake Michigan, to reconnoitre the Mississippi River. The party traveled in two canoes throughout the summer of 1673, traveling across Wisconsin, down the Mississippi to the Arkansas River, and back again. [Source: Historic Diaries: Marquette & Joliet, 1673]

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