Results tagged with 'history'
Published Oct. 16, 2019
In this week's podcast (part two of a two-part episode), we chat with Julian Kegel, the fourth generation owner of Kegel's Inn in West Allis about his decision to take over his family's 95-year-old business. During our conversation, Kegel talks about the history of the restaurant, sharing memories and stories passed through the generations.
Published Oct. 12, 2019
Jill Florence Lackey and Rick Petrie are anthropologists. Their nonprofit, Urban Anthropology, has been studying Milwaukee's neighborhoods and ethnic groups for 20 years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Published Sept. 11, 2019
With a name as suited to a Prohibition-era gangster as to a diminutive, sharp-dressed musician with a winning smile, the late jazz organist "Baby Face" Willette feels almost mythical. And the fact that he spent time in Milwaukee, not only pursuing a career, but building a life, albeit briefly, feels a bit like fiction. We try to uncover the facts.
Published June 15, 2019
Anna Mae Robertson once spent her time evading Nazi U-boats in war-torn Europe. Now, perched on her living room recliner with photos of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren covering the walls, some may find it difficult to believe, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Published May 10, 2019
Exactly 40 years ago today about 30 women found themselves playing the first all-female, professional basketball game in Milwaukee in a new league called The Women's Professional Basketball League.
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When we think about the American Pioneer, we tend to focus almost exclusively on what theydidn't have. A job, for instance, much less a home. They tended to have little in the way of standardized education and were often at the mercy of nature's elements. They were without community and prot...
Thursday December 19th, 2013 – Island Lake, IL This is supposed to be the best time in history to be alive, but I’m not so sure if I’m convinced. Technology offers a lot of wonderful conveniences we only dreamed about not that long ago, but the human side of life...
The Productivity Paradox – Comparing Innovations by Paul Winghart Would you rather be the only one with a motorcar in 2013 or the only one with a smart phone in 1913? Assuming the entire current infrastructure is in place so your phone would work then as it does now, the question ge...
Five Wisconsin firms have submitted winning bids to build a new 38,000-square-foot Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House historic site in Greenbush. The new year-round facility will overlook Highway 23, the busy Sheboygan County thoroughfare, midway between Sheboygan and...
THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...
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