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White Elephant bar photo is a reminder of a dark moment in Milwaukee

Published March 21, 2019

Yesterday, a friend shared a 1955 photograph with me on Facebook. In the small, square monochrome image, a group of men lean against a gorgeous Art Deco bar, alongside a couple of uniformed police officers. But they're not drinking. They're investigating a murder.

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Beer barons rest in peace in historic Milwaukee cemeteries

Published March 14, 2019

More than a century and a half after the opening of the first brewery in Milwaukee, the city's identity is still drenched in beer. At Forest Home Cemetery, many of the men who made the beer that made Milwaukee famous lie in repose.

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What used to be there? Going way back

Published Feb. 8, 2019

If I can humbly assume that I'm "that dude from OnMilwaukee.com," - and surely I am if we go by the eager potential freelancer that opened our initial conversation years ago by saying, "Hey, duder" - how could I resist saying something about the Reddit Milwaukee thread that started with a post titled, "It used to be a ________ and now its a ___________!??"

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