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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 Nov. 23, 2012
Molly Snyder's paean to Samson the gorilla - "Milwaukee's most celebrated zoo resident of all time" - cries out for a rebuttal on behalf of an animal that not only kicked Samson's big hairy keister as a local zoo attraction, but could've literally done so in a fight under the Marquis of Queensbury rules.
Published Nov. 18, 2012
Every zoo has a celebrity and those who grew up in Milwaukee during the '60s, '70s and '80s most likely remember our zoo's famous gorilla, Samson. The mystique of the iconic ape lives on through a recently written book of stories of Samson's caregiver and the memories of adults who question the gorilla's happiness.
Published May 29, 2011
Go there now and you'll barely see a trace of it remaining. Maybe a sweep of terrain, certainly a few footpaths that appear to follow the same route as they did a half century ago. No, there is almost no hint that the Washington Park Zoo ever even existed on the southwest corner of the park along Vliet Street.
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