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What ever happened to White Tower?

Published Aug. 19, 2016

Do you remember White Tower? The two generations of Milwaukee children who came Downtown to White Tower before the first McDonald's likely do. But 90 years after the first location opened on 15th and Wisconsin, few even know that White Tower ever existed.

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Gay Uncles Day celebrates history's unsung heroes

Published Aug. 14, 2016

As the niece of Jim Dorn, founder of Your Place at 813 S. 1st St., Kim Schultz grew up in a world of fabulous bachelor uncles, disco 45s and light-up dance floors. In honor of Jim Dorn, and gay uncles everywhere, we'd like to share her story with you.

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Sensational scandals sank the River Queen

Published Aug. 9, 2016

By 1969, the old building at Water and St. Paul looked like just another Downtown dive waiting to be knocked down. Before being ravaged by fire and razed for parking, however, the Cross Keys had a long and colorful life, filled with disaster, violence and scandal.

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