Results tagged with 'milwaukee history'
Published Feb. 11, 2016
Thanks to Milwaukeean and photographer Adam Levin, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of Milwaukee in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous photos of the city as it appeared in the 1970s.
Published Feb. 3, 2016
John L. Slaughter reigned, in the long-ago words of a local newspaper, as "king of the Milwaukee colored colony," owning one of old Downtown Milwaukee's biggest gambling joints. And his fall from the throne was as jaw-dropping as his rise.
Published Jan. 23, 2016
Grocery shopping has changed over the years, and the chip aisle is no different - with infinitely more varieties coming from fewer and larger companies. Casualties of this trend included some of southeastern Wisconsin's favorite potato chip companies.
Published Jan. 7, 2016
Paul Bialas became an author when he published hardcover photography books featuring the former Pabst and Schlitz Breweries. Now, Bialas turns his lens toward Miller Brewery. We caught up with him to ask him about the new book and how it came to be.
Published Nov. 27, 2015
One hundred eight years ago, a 69-year-old man walked from Portland, Maine, to Chicago. A week later, Weston arrived in Milwaukee for a walking contest with political implications that overshadowed its competitive ones.
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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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