Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published April 24, 2018
You may have read Carl Swanson's historical vignettes of old Milwaukee here at OnMilwaukee or on his blog, Milwaukee Notebook. Many of his excellent articles are now collected in "Lost Milwaukee," a book published in paperback by The History Press.
Published March 31, 2018
Fifty years after the open housing marches, John Hagedorn sat with a professional archivist and recorded his story at Marquette's Raynor Memorial Library for an ongoing oral history project, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Published March 9, 2018
Thanks to digging by some Milwaukee history lovers and the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the work of photographer Ray Szopieray survives, helping to open a window on a Milwaukee that in some cases endures, but in others has vanished. Here are some great images of bygone Milwaukee.
Published Feb. 13, 2018
A few years ago I did a story about the great salvage and reuse work being done by WasteCap Resource Solutions, 2123 W. Michigan St., near the Marquette campus. Lately, it's been getting some pretty great items you can buy.
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.
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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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