Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published Aug. 24, 2014
Lately, a lot of requests have arrived via email asking about how one goes about researching the places they call home. Here are some tips for Milwaukeeans curious about how their abodes came to be and who inhabited them in the past.
Published Aug. 7, 2014
"The Downtown Milwaukee River ... Once a mighty stream of commerce, now seeks a new role in the life of the city." So said a 1968 report by the Milwaukee River Technical Study Committee, a 10-member group of local officials that convened for five years to assess the state of the river, look back at its history and consider its future. The report makes for interesting reading nearly 50 years later.
Published July 29, 2014
An extensive new database went live this week -- the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I -- at the Milwaukee Public Library's website that will be a boon to genealogists, historians and other researchers.
Published May 21, 2014
Over the course of a year, senior writer Molly Snyder conducted research into the Milwaukee phenomenon that was The Norman - once located at 634 W. Wisconsin Ave. - speaking with firefighters and police, and interviewing numerous residents of the iconic building who shared stories from before the fire, the day of the blaze and how they were affected by it.
Published May 11, 2014
After a great event in Shorewood last year, the 33rd annual Spaces and Traces goes west on Saturday, May 17. This year, Washington Heights swings open its doors so that tour members can see more than a dozen homes and businesses in the West Side neighborhood.
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Carmex. The medicated lip balm in small glass jars with the yellow cap. It is and has always been made in Milwaukee. Alfred Woelbing invented the concoction in the 1930's on his kitchen stove to alleviate cold sores. Woelbing (pronounced Well-bing) lived with his wife and children in Wauwatosa...
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