Putting the “Launch” in Launch Day

Best seat in the house — or out of it. The Well Red Bucky statue watches fireworks alongside others celebrating the UW’s 175th anniversary on July 26. The skyrockets put the launch in Launch Day, the name the UW gave to the date on which Wisconsin Governor Nelson Dewey signed the university’s act of incorporation in 1848.

Statue of Bucky Badger against dark sky filled with fireworks