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Acknowledgements   iv
Foreward v
Preface  vii

Part One - Prologue

The Setting

    Flashback  3

    The Scene in 1938   6

    Close-ups 10 

Part Two A Ride Through Time

Chapter 1 - The Beginnings: 1938

    Secession   21

Chapter 2 - The Formative Years: 1938-1941

    Let's Go Monona  25

Chapter 3 - The War Years: 1941 - 1945

    War-time Cooperation   31

Chapter 4 - Post-War Growth and Development: 1946-1953

    Parks  37
    Water and Sewer 37
    Highway 51 Moved 40
    Growth and Development 41
    Fire Department 42
    Schools 43
    Churches 43

Chapter 5 - Struggle Against Annexation: 1953-1955

    A Village Divided  45

Chapter 6 - The Village matures: 1955 to 1966

    Elementary Schools  53
    Municipal Buildings 55
    Youth Study 56
    Business Development 61
    Post Office 62
    Monona Grove State Bank 63

Chapter 7 - The Settled: 1966-1975

    Gaining City Status 67
    Widening Monona Drive 69
    Business Development 71
    New City Hall 73

Part Three  Longer Looks

Chapter 8 - Municipal Departments

    Public Library 77
    Parks  81
    Fire Department 88
    Police Department 92

Chapter 9 - Schools

    Elementary School 97
    High School  105

Chapter 10-Churches

    Evangelical Lutheran 117
    Lake Edge Congregational 119
    St. Luke's Episcopal 120
    Immaculate Heart of Mary 121
    Monona Methodist 123
    St. Stephen's Lutheran 125
    Faith Baptist 126
    Lake Edge Lutheran 127

Appendix

Village/City Elected Officials  129

Workers for MG High School 131

Bibliography 133

Index  134

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