Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published June 15, 2019
Anna Mae Robertson once spent her time evading Nazi U-boats in war-torn Europe. Now, perched on her living room recliner with photos of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren covering the walls, some may find it difficult to believe, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Published June 12, 2019
I guess you have to be "of a certain age" to remember the Gabel Newsstand on the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, which closed in the 1990s. Yesterday, those memories came flooding back for many thanks to a post in the Old Milwaukee Facebook group by Mark Hickey, who worked at the stand in the '70s
Published May 20, 2019
I've been in the attic and basement at the Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., and I know there are some gems up there. Now, you can purchase some of these tidbits, including some historical items when the Pabst hosts an outdoor estate sale Saturday, June 8.
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.
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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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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