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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

When Milwaukee drove Captain Struck from his home

 “They say a seagull gets homesick away from the water and can’t live,” the graying old captain told the Milwaukee Journal. “I’d be the same way. Take me
Monday, April 7, 2014

What our crooked bridges reveal about early Milwaukee

 When Byron Kilbourn first stood on the land west of the Milwaukee River in 1834, he predicted that the plot would one day become the greatest city in the American west.  East of the waterway, Frenchman Solomon Juneau had already established
Monday, March 3, 2014
When clocks spring forward this weekend, the hour’s sacrifice will hardly seem odd or controversial to most Milwaukeeans. But this practice, so widely accepted today, was a highly charged political issue when it debuted in the area more than 90 years ago. The backers of
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Seven leaped to their death inside the Milwaukee landmark

 On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1929, 36-year-old Frances Schurmeir climbed to the top of the brass railing of the fifth floor of Milwaukee’s City Hall overlooking