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Memories of MATC Downtown Campus


June 6, 2019

As I read the page one article in this morning’s Wisconsin State Journal, “After 98 years, it’s farewell,” pertaining to the closing of the downtown MATC campus, I was reminded of a line from the Joan Baez song Diamonds and Rust, “yes we both know what memories can bring, they bring diamonds and rust.” And how true that line in the song has played out over half a century.

It was 54 years ago this month that a bunch of fresh out of high school rural Wisconsin boys made the first big decision of their lives...enrolling for the fall term at MATC. We came from Platteville, Stitzer...

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