Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
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.
Published March 6, 2019
During the show's eight seasons, host John McGivern and crew visited communities throughout Wisconsin, from Shorewood to Sparta; West Allis to Waupaca; Bay View to Bayfield.
Published Feb. 15, 2019
That most intrepid of historical Milwaukee retail and signage sleuths, Adam Levin, who moderates the Old Milwaukee group on Facebook, has uncovered another gem right here in our midst: the Goldmann's lunch counter.
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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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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