Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
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.
Published Nov. 22, 2017
On Nov. 24, 1917, a bomb tore through the Milwaukee Police Department headquarters on the corner of Broadway and Wells, killing 10 people including nine police officers. It was the biggest loss of police life in a single incident in the U.S. until Sept. 11, 2001.
Published Nov. 20, 2017
Milwaukee County Historical Society has partnered with Visit Milwaukee to create a small exhibition that offers a quick overview of Brew City history for kids, visitors to the city and others. It's on view now at the museum at 910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Published Nov. 14, 2017
Take a walk down memory lane - assuming you're old enough to remember any of the 14 old Milwaukee hotels.
Published Nov. 10, 2017
Bill Mosby did a bit of everything once he arrived in Milwaukee from Memphis, Tennessee in 1935.
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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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