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Solomon Juneau arrived in Milwaukee 200 years ago this week

Published Sept. 11, 2018

In his 1936 "A History of Milwaukee," William George Bruce wrote, "Solomon Juneau came here Sept. 14, 1818, and remained for the greater part of his life," adding with some understatement, "he became an important factor in the earlier beginnings of Milwaukee as a hamlet, as a village and as a city."

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Bringing back Byron: Kilbourn's long road home

Published Dec. 16, 2016

Byron Kilbourn, founder of the settlement on the west side of the Milwaukee River that became known as Kilbourntown died in Florida in 1870. Thanks largely to the efforts of one man, this founding father returned home to Milwaukee in 1998. Here's Frank Matusinec's story.

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