Results tagged with 'jones island'
Published Sept. 28, 2012
Let's get this straight from the get-go. Despite what you've heard, Milorganite is not made out of human feces. When I took a tour of the Jones Island plant recently, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District agency services director Jeff Spence and public information manager Bill Graffin wanted to dispel that myth at the start. It is sorta true, however, if you believe that you are what you eat. Let me explain.
Published Feb. 27, 2012
As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her new book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.
Published Nov. 23, 2011
Kaszube's Park on Jones Island is the smallest park in the county, perhaps not even as large as a city lot. It is meant to commemorate the people referred to as Kashubes, immigrants who settled on the island after being forced from northern Poland in the 1800s.
Published June 4, 2010
Few will confuse Milwaukee for Miami or Waukesha for Warsaw, but if you squint your eyes and let your mind wander, there are several places that just seem so, well, un-Milwaukee (in either time or place).
Published April 29, 2002
Once upon a time, Jones Island was home to Milwaukee's most unusual and, arguably, most idyllic community. Join us as we take a stroll through the history of this Milwaukee area and have a look at what's there now.
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