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Throwback Thursday #FoundersDay

Check out this UW Founders Day magazine cover from 1928.

Happy Founders' Day! UW's very first class of just 20 students was held on February 5, 1849, in a small building near the Capitol Square. Here's a cover of January 1928 issue of the Wisconsin Alumni Association magazine (now Badger Insider), featuring Founders' Day.

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