discover the rugged origins of the first capital of Wisconsin territory where legislators built the framework of law and order that evolved into our current state government here the picturesque hamlet of Belmont the first capital site features two buildings used during the 1836 territorial legislative session the first was the council house where the legislators met the second building was the lodging house where many slept on the cold floor during that late autumn the outcome of these meetings would evolve into the state of Wisconsin twelve years later they put 42 laws on the books established a judicial system called for roads and railroads an established Madison as the permanent capital city first Capitol the birthplace of a great state in Belmont Wisconsin find out more at first Capitol or the Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to experience three centuries of Wisconsin history by visiting all 12 historic sites and museums

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