Results tagged with 'racine'
Published Nov. 27, 2018
Tour a few Frank Lloyd Wright sites and you'll notice the recurring theme of intractability, stubbornness of him getting his way. Often, Wright's spats with clients led to works of stunning beauty. Take, for example, the administration building and research tower at SC Johnson in Racine.
Published Nov. 21, 2018
Next on my list of kringle-related Wisconsin products to try doesn't, surprisingly, hail from Racine at all. Kringle Cream is made by Death's Door Spirits on Washington Island, off the tip of Door County.
Published Nov. 20, 2018
The idea of using a building design to erect more than one structure isn't unheard of. Recently, I had the chance to see inside some Racine schools designed by the same architect and built at the same time - 1855!! - and which, despite many changes over the years, still survive today.
Published Nov. 6, 2018
Today, even after many Lake Michigan lighthouses have gone dark, the need for Wind Point Lighthouse's glow remains important. We stopped in for a tour to get a look at the history, and to climb the 144 cast-iron steps to the top, of this 1880 Racine County landmark.
Published Nov. 13, 2017
The 2006 animated movie "Cars" takes place in Radiator Springs, a once-vibrant city infused with Route 66 travelers that deteriorated when the interstate was built and droves of drivers ditched the slower roads. This happened in Milwaukee, too.
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Pres. Barack Obama's visit to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the day after his January 2011 State of the Union address is the latest in a series to this important swing state, and carries national political implications. He carried Wisconsin by a comfortable margin in 2008, but Republicans were state and ...
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