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New database brings World War I home to Milwaukee

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.

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The Norman fire burns in the memories of former residents

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.

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Spaces & Traces heads west to visit treasures of Washington Heights

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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Jacobina Rautenberg: The lush that made Milwaukee famous

Published April 17, 2014

Jacobina Rautenberg's repeated arrests for public drunkenness from the late 1890s up to her death in 1935 made headlines and, consequently, her first name became as familiar in its own right around town as Pabst, Miller and Schlitz.

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Geenen recounts struggle for civil rights on the South Side

Published March 29, 2014

In his books, community activist and author Paul Geenen has homed in on important, hyper local subjects, like the heyday of the Bronzeville neighborhood, the diversity of Sherman Park and the story of Gimbels and Schuster's department stores. His latest book for The History Press, "Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the `60s and `70s," is the result of a special request.

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