Results tagged with 'henry maier'
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 1, 2013
For many, "going to the Lakefront" means the same thing as going to Summerfest. But the Henry Maier Festival Park has a lengthy history that precedes the Big Gig ... and looks much different than it did when the festival moved to the lakefront in 1970.
Published Aug. 23, 2012
It looks like ancient history. At mom's house a few months ago I found this: an August 1980 edition of National Geographic. The distinctive border still a golden yellow but the photographs inside, especially in a 22-page spread on Milwaukee - "More Than Beer" - have a long-lost color to them; an almost unreal range of dull hues.
Published July 26, 2011
Walking amid the throngs a few weeks back at Summerfest, I bumped into a Milwaukee radio legend. That encounter made me smile, brought back a flood of memories, and is the cause for the following avalanche of name-dropping you are about to endure.
Published June 19, 2007
Howard Schnoll has been a Summerfest leader for 40 years. In this Milwaukee Talks, we talk to the chairman of the Milwaukee World Festival board about the past and the future for the Big Gig.