Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published Jan. 17, 2018
Historian Thomas Fehring has penned a trio books on the history of Whitefish Bay, including "Images of Whitefish Bay," "Chronicles of Whitefish Bay" and the new "Historic Whitefish Bay." His other new book, "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee" traces the city's manufacturing innovations.
Published Jan. 16, 2018
Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of Milwaukeeans once visited the city's seven natatoria annually for many years, these days the word seems to conjure only one thing for Cream City citizens: dining next to a dolphin pool.
Published Jan. 10, 2018
Journal Sentinel / OnMilwaukee writer Damien Jaques retired five years ago, so we tracked him down to find out what he's been doing. Quite a bit, it turns out.
Published Dec. 29, 2017
As Milwaukee prepares to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 34th annual birthday celebration, Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts' Uihlein Hall, we look back at the occasions on which Dr. King spoke in Milwaukee.
Published Dec. 7, 2017
In one of the most in-depth and engaging works of Milwaukee history this year, Milwaukee County Historical Society archivist Kevin Abing takes us deep into World War I-era Brew City. We asked him about the book in advance of this weekend's Milwaukee history mass book signing event at MCHS.
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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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