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76. Grateful Red: This is a nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.  
77. Brat Fest: Bratfest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend Friday - Monday on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. ...
78. Sausage Race: The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company, f...
79. Queenie & Ron's Pizza: The best pizza place in Merrill! Specializing in take-out pizza, the place isn't fancy (to say the least), but the ...
80. Art In The Park: Every summer, there is a wonderful one-day event in Appleton's lovely City Park called Art In The Park. It is a ju...  
81. Our Mom is Cooler than Yours!: A bumper sticker frequently seen on cars owned by residents of French Island. On August 15, 2000, French Island re...
82. Samba Brazilian Grill: Definitely one of Madison's finest dining establishments. I was truly impressed with the decor and the food. My ent...
83. Fish Lunch: Term used to describe going out for fish dinner, usually on a Friday night. As in "are you going out for fish lunc...  
84. Capital City Trail: Bike path located on the east side of Madison, along Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace and continuing along the east ...
85. KTOL: KTOL stands for "Kwik Trip on Losey." Kwik Trip is a chain of gas stations/convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minneso...
86. Wingra Boats: The popular name for Wingra Canoe and Sailing Center. Wingra Boats has a fleet of over 100 boats and can host a var...
87. Miller Park: Maybe the stadium isn't exactly new (2001 was the first year the Brewers played), but it is a very nice modern stad...
88. Yoopers: This word has nothing to do with Madison  
89. Troll Capital of the World: A nickname for Mount Horeb. The name is a result of the many troll statues situated along Main Street and that also...  
90. Mount Horeb Mustard Museum: The Mustard Museum is a well-known destination for mustard enthusiasts and lovers of kitsch alike. It features a m...
 
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Father Baker is waiting to be canonized at Our Lady of Victory. He used to run a house for boys and now every child is threatened to be sent to Fr. Baker's when they are bad.

This is a nickname for Ithaca. Ithaca claims to be the birthplace of the American ice cream sundae. A local soda fountain apparently experimented with candied cherries and cherry syrup on top of its ice cream. This Sunday special then caught on and spread across the country in soda fountains and with specialty syrups in grocer's aisles everywhere.

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

1. The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost for admission in 2007 was $5 and included access to a variety of bands.

2. Freakfest: The newly renamed premier Halloween event in Madison, WI on State Street. Numerous corporations as well as the city of Madison now sponsor the event in a controlled manner, providing security and music in the form of bands. One of the first bands that performed during Freakfest involved an acoustic guitar...during Halloween...on State Street...in Madison...in a song about how sad the lead singer was about losing his girlfriend. Attendance at Freakfest during 2006 and 2007 was expectedly, lower than previous years.

3. Freakfest is a city sponsored event on state street that was invented in 2007 for the sole purpose of coopting the spontaneous unsponsored event that had been taking place for years before. Before freakfest was invented, halloween on state street was known for being a wild drunken costume party where the attendees frequently clashed with police. Freakfest was invented in an attempt quell the reoccurence of these "riots."

An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 textile mills, but they started to close in the 1950's.