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    • Iron bridge crossing Milwaukee River

    • Bridges; Rivers; Children
    • An iron bridge, called Atwater Bridge, crossed the Milwaukee River at current Capitol Drive. Built in 1885, it was replaced by a concrete bridge in 1927. Mary Sheldon is standing on the west river bank. The chimney from the old cement factory...
    • Hubbard Park tunnels

    • Bridges; Children
    • Stone tunnels under the railroad tracks near the Milwaukee River still exist in current Hubbard Park. Ice for refrigeration was pulled from the river and transported through the tunnels. They also provided access to the amusement parks. Mary...
    • Sketch of Milwaukee Cement Mill

    • Industry; Rivers; Cement industry; Mining; Quarrying
    • A photo of an etching depicting the Milwaukee Cement Company mill on the Milwaukee River in Shorewood. The Milwaukee Cement Company mined the limestone along the Milwaukee River to make cement.
    • Milwaukee Cement Mill

    • Industry; Rivers; Cement industry; Mining; Quarrying;
    • A photo acquired by Charles Sheldon depicting the Milwaukee Cement Mill from west side of the Milwaukee River. A train spur going into the industrial area served the mill.

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