Results tagged with 'milwaukee history'
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.
Published Oct. 10, 2013
"Throw the bull" is a famous expression, and it was a French wrestler's failure to literally do so here in Milwaukee on Oct. 8, 1907 that brought about its coinage.
Published Oct. 3, 2013
Last year, local photographer Paul Bialas published a stunning hardcover book filled with his images of the former Pabst Brewery. His new book gives the same treatment to the former Schlitz Brewery buildings.
Published Sept. 30, 2013
Ald. Bob Bauman will be at the Ferry & Clas-designed building, 825-31 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, to help celebrate St. James Court's 110th birthday and its addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
Published Sept. 22, 2013
Multiple cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Louisville, Indianapolis and Cleveland have created encyclopedias - both print and online versions - and soon Milwaukee will have one, too. No, it's not called Mili-pedia.
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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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