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The accomplished author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and member of DARE's Board of Visitors will receive an honorary degree from the UW–Madison at this year's Spring Commencement. Congratulations! (Or, as we say here at DARE: Boy oh beans! This is the berries! Hoo-wee! Hot Ziggety!)

We are pleased to announce the DARE Essay Contest which gives you an opportunity to win a free three-year subscription to  Click on the link for full details.

Digital DARE is live!! Head to, where you can see 100 entries for free, view lots of Volume VI maps and other free Resources, read the About DARE section, and click to subscribe to see boocoodles more!

Read the Press Release for more details. We’re looking specifically for lifelong residents of the same communities DARE visited nearly fifty years ago: Algoma, Antigo, Bayfield, Belmont, Burlington, Florence, Janesville, Jefferson, Jim Falls, Juneau, LaCrosse, Lancaster, Manitowoc, Menomonee Falls, Necedah, New Berlin, Pepin, Portage, River Falls, Superior, Washington Island, Wautoma....

We finally have all the answers! To our Volume VI quiz, that is. If you haven't taken the quiz yet, go to our Winter 2013 Newsletter.  Otherwise click here to see how you did.

Congrats to Mark Mandel for winning our Volume VI Quiz!  Stay tuned for an answer key here and in our next newsletter.

Sign up to be a beta tester of the online version of DARE here.

We are thrilled to be the recipients of the Reference and User Services Association's 2013 Dartmouth Medal of honor "for a reference work of outstanding quality and significance."

Don't forget to complete your set using our 20% off coupon in the back of our Fall newsletter. Use for any or all volumes I-VI!

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