Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published Feb. 3, 2014
Gerard Helferich's recent book, "Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin," published in hardcover by Lyons Press, is one of the few to really dig into the attempt to kill former President Teddy Roosevelt outside the Gilpatrick Hotel in Milwaukee in 1912.
Published Jan. 8, 2014
If you think getting things done in city government is challenge these days, then I suggest you read Milwaukee historian Dennis Pajot's most recent book. His engrossing "Building Milwaukee City Hall" isn't subtitled, "The Political, Legal and Construction Battles" for nothing.
Published Oct. 30, 2013
Bobby Tanzilo admits he's on an arcane search for the minutiae of Milwaukee history. But he's amazed at how many people are interested in going along for the hyperlocal ride. This week, he found the Brady Street cow pasture and the Original Marsh Lands on a map of Milwaukee in the 1870s.
Published Oct. 10, 2013
"Throw the bull" is a famous expression, and it was a French wrestler's failure to literally do so here in Milwaukee on Oct. 8, 1907 that brought about its coinage.
Published Oct. 3, 2013
Last year, local photographer Paul Bialas published a stunning hardcover book filled with his images of the former Pabst Brewery. His new book gives the same treatment to the former Schlitz Brewery buildings.
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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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