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    • Remember When...'turtles' guided Milwaukee traffic?

    • Remember When...'turtles' guided Milwaukee traffic?

    • Kinnickinnic Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lincoln Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pavements, Brick -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Traffic signs and signals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles

    • An island in this sea of rails and bricks at Kinnickinnic and Lincoln Avenues in 1926 was the "turtle," also known as the "button" and "mushroom," which was located throughout Milwaukee streets as a traffic director. Cars making left turns at the...
    • Remember When...the big snow of '47 buried Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...the big snow of '47 buried Milwaukee?

    • Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Snow -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Blizzards -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "We're going to have some nasty weather," warned weatherman Howard J. Thompson, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1947, and he didn't know how right he was! Less than 48 hours later, Milwaukee was buried under 18.1 inches of snow. The fall was so thick that...
    • Remember When...streetcars needed shoveling out?

    • Remember When...streetcars needed shoveling out?

    • Walnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Charles Cowalsky & Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Snow removal -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • In January, 1910, when this picture was taken, snow shovelers were busy in front of Charles Cowalsky & Co. livery, 605-609 Walnut (later 607-609 W. Walnut), clearing the path for car No. 196. In 1910, 61.5 inches of snow fell in Milwaukee. Other...
    • Remember When...church and bell tower parted company?

    • Remember When...church and bell tower parted company?

    • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Milwaukee, Wis.); Twenty-seventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Anglican church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The photographer caught the action at just the right moment, and if it weren't for the crane visible on the right, one might think this photo was depicting a true act of God. Spring cleanup fever was responsible for the removal on April 4, 1949,...
    • Remember When...the "Magnificent Mile" opened?

    • Remember When...the "Magnificent Mile" opened?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Aerial photographs; Riverside Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds --...

    • Summer, 1951, witnessed another leap forward in downtown Milwaukee when the improvement of Wisconsin Ave. from N. Jackson to N. 11th was completed. The street was touted as Milwaukee's showcase and billed as the "Magnificent Mile." The...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Milwaukee Journal; Newspaper publishing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Newspaper buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse drawn vehicles; Mason Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Press Club; Streets -- Wisconsin --...

    • During the latter part of the 19th century this scene, looking west from what is now, E. Mason st. and N. Broadway, was part of what was known as " Milwaukee's Newspaper Row." On the corner was Adam Roth's Quiet House saloon. The third floor of...

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