Results tagged with 'milwaukee history'
Published April 28, 2016
We are deep into spring now, whether or not the weather is playing along, and being Milwaukeeans we can't wait to get outside and enjoy the fun months. Here are seven postcard images showing our forefathers letting loose in old Milwaukee...
Published April 12, 2016
In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.
Published April 10, 2016
As OnMilwaukee prepares to toss its hat into the ring - that is, into the contest to redesign the Milwaukee flag - we asked the guru of Brew City history, who is a judge in the contest, about the history of the flag, what came before it and what ought to come next.
Published March 24, 2016
My neighbor has a photo of her parents at the family butcher shop at 1508 N. 10th St., between Cherry and Galena, dating to around 1910-12, and it is a window into an immigrant Milwaukee neighborhood erased by the construction of the freeway.
Published March 16, 2016
Five O'Clock Steakhouse discovered and restored an old mural, which shows a nude female figure with its arms around the neck of a black winged horse, that had long been rumored to be hidden behind the mirrors on the walls of restaurant's bar.
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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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