Milwaukee history http://wuwm.com en Brookfield Company Rides Into a Second Century http://wuwm.com/post/brookfield-company-rides-second-century <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You've probably never noticed the low-slung, unassuming building on Calhoun Road in Brookfield.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:55:32 +0000 Mitch Teich 34127 at http://wuwm.com Brookfield Company Rides Into a Second Century PHOTOS: Remembering Milwaukee's General MacArthur http://wuwm.com/post/photos-remembering-milwaukees-general-macarthur <p>While today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 2014 also commemorates the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the death of another World War II icon – with strong ties to Milwaukee. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:18:15 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 33187 at http://wuwm.com PHOTOS: Remembering Milwaukee's General MacArthur What's That Over There?: Tanzilo Explores the Less-Visited Parts of Milwaukee http://wuwm.com/post/whats-over-there-tanzilo-explores-less-visited-parts-milwaukee <p></p><p></p><p>The line goes something like this: it was midnight in the city that keeps its secrets… Like all cities, there are quite a few out of the way and forgotten corners of Milwaukee. Some are hidden in plain sight; others take a bit of sleuthing. And as Bobby Tanzilo found out, some of them require no fear of spiders, heights, or closed spaces to access.</p><p>"We're trying to figure out what people are talking about, and specifically to Milwaukee, we're pitching Milwaukee and the bookstore as a place for, say, authors to visit over the next year," says Tanzilo.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:41:05 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 33098 at http://wuwm.com What's That Over There?: Tanzilo Explores the Less-Visited Parts of Milwaukee 128th Anniversary of the Bay View Tragedy Honors Seven People Who Lost Their Lives http://wuwm.com/post/128th-anniversary-bay-view-tragedy-honors-seven-people-who-lost-their-lives <p></p><p></p><p>It will be 128 years ago next Monday that the Bay View Tragedy took place. A fight for eight-hour work days took place around the country. With all of Milwaukee’s industry, the city’s employers did not escape the nationwide conflict between businesses and workers.</p><p>The Bay View Tragedy took place at Milwaukee Iron Company’s Rolling Hill, which was located approximately at South Superior Street and East Russell Avenue. It was not a spontaneous event; May 1<sup>st</sup> marks the beginning of the turmoil that led up to the tragedy.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:45:52 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 30445 at http://wuwm.com 128th Anniversary of the Bay View Tragedy Honors Seven People Who Lost Their Lives Prost? Try Lloniannau, Since Milwaukee's First Brewers Were Actually Welsh http://wuwm.com/post/prost-try-lloniannau-milwaukees-first-brewers-were-actually-welsh <p>Every summer, thousands of people come to Milwaukee to celebrate <a href="http://germanfest.com" target="_blank">German Fest</a> with a pint or two of Milwaukee’s German beer. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:48:18 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 25171 at http://wuwm.com Prost? Try Lloniannau, Since Milwaukee's First Brewers Were Actually Welsh Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel http://wuwm.com/post/documentary-explores-luxury-history-iconic-pfister-hotel <p></p><p>Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:18:54 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mark Siegrist 16318 at http://wuwm.com Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture http://wuwm.com/post/looking-milwaukees-architecture <p><strong>While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.</strong></p><p>Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:31:00 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 13120 at http://wuwm.com Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture Tribute Concert Honors Local Punk Legend Richard LaValliere http://wuwm.com/post/tribute-concert-honors-local-punk-legend-richard-lavalliere <p>It was loud, angry, and rough. Punk rock came of age in the mid-1970s and was a direct reaction to the over produced rock and roll of the time. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:25:09 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 10382 at http://wuwm.com Tribute Concert Honors Local Punk Legend Richard LaValliere North Point Lighthouse Brings Maritime History Alive http://wuwm.com/post/north-point-lighthouse-brings-maritime-history-alive <p>The North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee's Lake Park neighborhood is a treasure trove of maritime history set off the beaten path of Milwaukee tourist destinations. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Mitch Teich & Kathryn Buggs 9975 at http://wuwm.com North Point Lighthouse Brings Maritime History Alive Walk Down the Streets of Time at the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear http://wuwm.com/post/walk-down-streets-time-chudnow-museum-yesteryear <p><strong>The streets and shops of a Milwaukee gone by come back to life at a local museum.</strong> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:04:09 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 8347 at http://wuwm.com Walk Down the Streets of Time at the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear