Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
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.
Published Jan. 16, 2018
Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of Milwaukeeans once visited the city's seven natatoria annually for many years, these days the word seems to conjure only one thing for Cream City citizens: dining next to a dolphin pool.
Published Jan. 10, 2018
Journal Sentinel / OnMilwaukee writer Damien Jaques retired five years ago, so we tracked him down to find out what he's been doing. Quite a bit, it turns out.
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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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