The avalanche


Hagerty's photos capture a Milwaukee that has mostly vanished

Published Dec. 9, 2019

Folks love historical photos, and nothing seems more exciting than finding a new cache of vintage images that shine a different light on familiar, if altered, local landscapes. Just recently a trove emerged when Winter Haven, Florida-based professional photographer Tom Hagerty began sharing on Facebook photos he took in Milwaukee decades ago.


Naked beer slide memories immortalize The Avalanche

Published Jan. 3, 2012

Most former Marquette students who attended the university prior to 1997 remember The Avalanche bar and the naked beer slide - a drunken phenomenon that usually happened at closing time. In this article, former 'Lanche customers reflect on this gross lost sport.