Many Milwaukeeans pride themselves on their strong work ethic, and attribute it to the high number of blue collar jobs that -- over time -- created a culture that takes working hard very seriously. However, in the past 30 years, many factories and businesses have shut down or moved their manufacturing base to foreign countries. Has this affected Milwaukkeans attitude towards work in general? Is Milwaukee still a town with a blue collar work ethic, even though so many of the blue collar jobs have gone away?
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Last week's question: Where's the best place to see the fall "colors?" One of my favorite spots to enjoy fall foliage has always been Holy Hill. Right around mid-October, it's a gorgeous drive out into the countryside, complete with roadside stalls along the way selling pumpkins, caramel apples, cider and other such essential autumnal products. Holy Hill itself looks like a big, gold dome from all of the yellow birch leaves, and the view you get from the top of the cathedral's tower is stunning.
While Holy Hill area is nice, one of the best places in the WORLD for fall color is Ledge Park in Dodge County near Horicon. Lots of trails, and if you get there at just the right color change, the entire forest area becomes a bright florescent yellow! In the Milwaukee area, there is a place in Whitefish Bay/Fox Point near the lake that has a walking bridge that goes over a gorge (sorry can’t remember the name/exact location) that is great for fall color.
The fall colors are absolutely beautiful in Lake Park.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.