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    • Remember When...the Evening Wisconsin was published?

    • Remember When...the Evening Wisconsin was published?

    • Michigan Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Evening Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Wisconsin News, Milwaukee; Newspaper publishing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Newspaper buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This red brick building on the northeast corner of E. Michigan and N. Milwaukee Sts. once housed the offices of the Evening Wisconsin, a daily newspaper that had begun publication in 1847. Its first editor, William Cramer, was blind and almost...
    • Remember When...there was a run on the First National Bank?

    • Remember When...there was a run on the First National Bank?

    • Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); First National Bank (Milwaukee, Wis.); First Wisconsin National Bank (Milwaukee, Wis.); Banks and banking -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bank buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee;...

    • This was the scene when hundreds of Milwaukeeans rushed in carriage and on foot to the First National Bank on the corner of what is now N. Water St. and E. Wisconsin Ave., in 1905. The bank's president had been arrested for embezzling $1.6 million...
    • Remember When...Munzinger brewed beer here?

    • Remember When...Munzinger brewed beer here?

    • Burrell Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Munzinger, Christian; C. H. Munzinger (Milwaukee, Wis.); Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brewing industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • Christian H. Munzinger had his brewery and bottling plant at 184-186 Burrell St. (later 2428-2432 S. Burrell St.), in the 1890's. As the picture indicates, his products were Weiss beer and mineral water. In later years, he was a soda dealer. ...
    • Remember When...people went to the zoo to go boating?

    • Remember When...people went to the zoo to go boating?

    • Washington Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Boats and boating -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • It was just another lazy summer afternoon when these boaters pushed off for a tour around the Washington Park lagoon on July 11, 1914. One newspaper reported that the temperature got up to 79 that day. The president of the Washington Park...
    • Remember When...newsboys wore knickers?

    • Remember When...newsboys wore knickers?

    • Eleventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Eleventh Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Confectionery -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Toy stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Paperboys -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee Journal

    • There were a few grins in the crowd, but in general these Journal carriers - dressed like so many knickered and visored little men, in the style of the times - evidently took their delivery duties quite seriously. They were photographed in front...
    • Remember When...it was a good day for sledding?

    • Remember When...it was a good day for sledding?

    • Milwaukee River (Wis.); Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Sledding

    • The hot month of August is certainly an ideal time to recall activities of Milwaukee's cooler months - perhaps they can serve to redirect thinking or create a "mind over matter" approach to the dog days. This view of an excellent day for sledding...
    • Remember When...the Wisconsin Club had a windmill?

    • Remember When...the Wisconsin Club had a windmill?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Club; Clubhouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Windmills

    • This 1934 photograph of the grounds of the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., shows that there once was a windmill in addition to the gazebo and footbridge which still stand. The windmill has since disappeared, but not the mystery of how some...
    • Remember When...Fox Film Corp. marked its Silver Jubilee Week?

    • Remember When...Fox Film Corp. marked its Silver Jubilee Week?

    • Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Modjeska Tog Shop (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mitchell Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Parades -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Fox Film Corporation; Automobiles

    • Parades! Milwaukeeans have always enjoyed them, whether it was this summer's grand productions or the more modest spectacle of Oct. 13, 1929, pictured here. A long line of decorated automobiles led by an outlandishly costumed, crowned gentleman...
    • Remember When...the Sherman Pharmacy served north Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...the Sherman Pharmacy served north Milwaukee?

    • Sherman, Nathan; Sherman, David; Sherman Pharmacy (Milwaukee, Wis.); Drugstores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Candy; Soda fountains

    • Nathan Sherman and his son David pose next to three bushels of bulk candy in this photo of the Sherman Pharmacy at 35th St. and Villard Ave. The photo was taken in 1927. An old-fashioned marble-topped soda fountain and booths behind the Shermans...
    • Remember When...hay was sold in Haymarket Square?

    • Remember When...hay was sold in Haymarket Square?

    • Fifth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Poplar Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); McKinley Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Haymarket Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • In the days before the advent of the automobile, Haymarket Square was truly a hay market. Farmers from the surrounding counties brought wagon loads of hay to the square, located at N. 5th and W. Poplar (McKinley) sts., for the breweries, dairies...
    • Remember When...Grand Ave. had a swinging bridge?

    • Remember When...Grand Ave. had a swinging bridge?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Bridges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; George Ziegler Company; Ziegler Candy, Inc.

    • Where there's a bridge, there's a traffic jam. Even in the 1880s, horses, wagons and people had to bide their time while the Grand Ave. (Wisconsin Ave.) bridge swung around to permit passage of a boat. The line formed on the west side of the...

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