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Hear the Milwaukee Police band - the country's oldest - play Sunday

Published Aug. 15, 2018

Did you know that Milwaukee boasts the country's longest running police band? That's right, founded in 1898, the Milwaukee Police Band claims the title of "The Oldest Police Band in America." You can see the ensemble in concert for free on Sunday, Aug. 19.

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Before Stonewall, the Black Nite brawl stunned Milwaukee

Published Aug. 5, 2018

Eight years before Stonewall and six years before the Black Cat, Milwaukee was the scene of an uprising unlike anything local police had ever seen before as four troublemakers got more trouble than they bargained for at the Black Nite, one of the most popular gay bars of the time.

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