History

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8 images of Downtown's old Grand Avenue Mall

Published May 18, 2020

I'll always have a soft spot for the Grand Avenue Mall. Because, even if just for a bit, it did its part to bring happiness back Downtown. Here are some photos from across the Grand Avenue Mall era.

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6 museum shows you can visit in your underwear

Published April 24, 2020

While you can't step through the doors of any Brew City museums these days, the magic of the internet means you can experience the exhibitions on view at these institutions from the comfort of your own home.

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The workers behind some of Washington's most famous buildings

Published Feb. 29, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the people who actually built Washington D.C.

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The heartbreaking stories behind these "information wanted" ads

Published Feb. 29, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn the heartbreaking story behind ads like these.

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Betsey, Lucy, Anarcha and their tragic place in medical history

Published Feb. 28, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, meet Betsey, Lucy and Anarcha, women cruelly forced into medical history.

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Meet a new member of the Lewis & Clark expedition

Published Feb. 26, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the unknown member of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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The first non-Native settlers of America

Published Feb. 25, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the first non-Native settlers of America.

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A coin worth more than just money

Published Feb. 23, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about this special coin.

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Meet one of the heroes of Pearl Harbor

Published Feb. 22, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about one of the key heroes of Pearl Harbor.

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Thank Cod It's Fryday: The Stillery

Published Feb. 21, 2020

In this series, we're on the hunt for some of the area's best fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.

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The true story behind the invention of inoculation in America

Published Feb. 20, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the history behind inoculation in America.

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Did you know who founded the city of Chicago?

Published Feb. 17, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the first non-Native settler of Chicago.

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The forgotten history behind cowboys

Published Feb. 16, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the forgotten history of cowboys.

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Meet the mother of the GPS

Published Feb. 15, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the mother of the GPS.