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Op Ed: Save the Kletzsch Park Trees!
Op Ed

Save the Kletzsch Park Trees!

The county wants to destroy 10 majestic oak trees for a fish passage. Surely there's a better way.

City Streets: Commerce Street Arose From a Canal
City Streets

Commerce Street Arose From a Canal

Planned to reach Mississippi River, it never even got to North Avenue.

City Streets: Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street
City Streets

Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street

Killing and injuring many in the 19th century. Then the streetcar arrived.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee River Dam, 1850s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee River Dam, 1850s

The dam was built to help create the proposed canal connecting city to the Mississippi.

City Streets: Greenfield Ave and Bias Against Poles
City Streets

Greenfield Ave and Bias Against Poles

It was the northern border of city’s Polish community, which suffered horrible prejudice.

City Streets: The Curious History of Franklin Place
City Streets

The Curious History of Franklin Place

Who is it really named after? And why the statue of a Scottish poet in a German city?

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Increase Lapham On The Case
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Increase Lapham On The Case

Milwaukee's pioneer scientist was with famed photographer H.H. Bennett inspecting rock formations in the Dells in 1869.