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Lost Milwaukee: When Police Handed Out Courtesy Cards
Lost Milwaukee

When Police Handed Out Courtesy Cards

And how the arrest of a Riverwest business owner ended the practice.

Lost Milwaukee: The Mighty Grand Avenue Viaduct
Lost Milwaukee

The Mighty Grand Avenue Viaduct

A bridge with arches larger and longer than any in America but an avenue 75 miles shorter than first planned.

Lost Milwaukee: The Icehouses of Old Milwaukee
Lost Milwaukee

The Icehouses of Old Milwaukee

Two were run by breweries on the Milwaukee River. Fragments of them still can be found.

Lost Milwaukee: The History of the Milwaukee Clipper
Lost Milwaukee

The History of the Milwaukee Clipper

Unlike its two sisters ships, the Milwaukee Clipper still survives. You can even tour it.

Lost Milwaukee: How a Riverside Roadway Was Stopped
Lost Milwaukee

How a Riverside Roadway Was Stopped

It was all because of the picture-postcard 1927 Capitol Drive Bridge.

Lost Milwaukee: Thrills on the Wells Street Viaduct
Lost Milwaukee

Thrills on the Wells Street Viaduct

For 60 years streetcars rattled across the 2,085-foot-long bridge, 90 feet above the Menomonee River Valley.

Lost Milwaukee: Riverwest’s Hidden Landmark
Lost Milwaukee

Riverwest’s Hidden Landmark

When the Riverwest Pumping Station opened in 1924, its massive pumps set a world record.