Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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