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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.


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.


Helferich's book recounts attempt to kill Roosevelt in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 3, 2014

Gerard Helferich's recent book, "Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin," published in hardcover by Lyons Press, is one of the few to really dig into the attempt to kill former President Teddy Roosevelt outside the Gilpatrick Hotel in Milwaukee in 1912.


Pajot recounts rocky story of building our iconic City Hall

Published Jan. 8, 2014

If you think getting things done in city government is challenge these days, then I suggest you read Milwaukee historian Dennis Pajot's most recent book. His engrossing "Building Milwaukee City Hall" isn't subtitled, "The Political, Legal and Construction Battles" for nothing.


The Brady Street cow pasture and the Civil War camp where baseball debuted

Published Oct. 30, 2013

Bobby Tanzilo admits he's on an arcane search for the minutiae of Milwaukee history. But he's amazed at how many people are interested in going along for the hyperlocal ride. This week, he found the Brady Street cow pasture and the Original Marsh Lands on a map of Milwaukee in the 1870s.

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