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UWM Post Online

Today, the UWM Post exists as an entirely digital news source, reflective of the increasing number of Milwaukee publications that provide readers with material online rather than in print.
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UWM Post Website. Accessed May 10, 2019. Reprinted with permission.
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V-J Day Celebration

On August 15, 1945, Milwaukee celebrated Victory over Japan Day, which occurred on August 14. Here a crowd parades down Wisconsin Avenue.
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From the Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps 1885-1992 Collection, Archives. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
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Vel Phillips

Renowned for her civil rights activism and historical status as Milwaukee's first alderwoman and African American on the city's Common Council, a younger Vel Phillips sits behind her desk.
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From the Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-119047. Reprinted with permission.
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Vel Phillips Avenue Dedication

In 2018, a section of N. 4th Street was named Vel R. Phillips Avenue in honor of her achievements as a politician, judge, and civil rights activist in Milwaukee.
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From Flickr. Photograph by the Milwaukee Teacher's Education Association. CC BY-NC 2.0.
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Verne Meisner

Particularly popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Milwaukee-born Verne Meisner was well-known for his success as a polka musician.
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Photograph courtesy of Steve Meisner. Reprinted with permission.
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Victorious Charge

1922 postcard featuring the Civil War Memorial sculpture titled "Victorious Charge," completed in 1888.
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Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection, Archives. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. 
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View From Holy Hill

The Holy Hill basilica is located atop one of the highest points in Washington County, providing some spectacular views like this one from October 2012.
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From the Wikimedia Commons. Photograph by Corey Coyle. CC BY-3.0.
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View from Lapham Peak

A view of part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest from an observation tower at Lapham Peak in Waukesha County.
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From the Wikimedia Commons.
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View of an Early Summerfest

This photograph shows the Summerfest grounds as seen from on top the double ferris wheel at the midway, taken in 1972.
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Photograph by Alan Magayne-Roshak. Copyright 2013. Reprinted with permission.
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View of East Water Street

Taken in the 1880s, this block of Water Street between Wisconsin and Mason Streets features a wide variety of businesses, including a furniture store, saloon, tailor, printer and bindery, and bookstore.
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From the Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps 1885-1992 Collection, Archives. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
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View of Menomonee Falls

A view of Menomonee Falls in 1886, highlighting its industrial operations, churches, and both wild and planted trees.
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From the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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View of the Milwaukee River

Photograph featuring a downtown view of the Milwaukee River with a boat docked in the foreground.
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From the Library of Congress Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
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View of Waukesha

This 1857 map provides a bird's-eye view of the city of Waukesha.
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From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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View Over Pine Lake

This 1895 photograph looks down over Pine Lake, the centerpiece of the village of Chenequa, and George Brumder's summer home. Brumder was a German-language book and newspaper publisher from Milwaukee known across the United States.
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From the Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-139626. Reprinted with permission.
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Village of Elm Grove Map

The village of Elm Grove first developed around Watertown Plank Road and continues to feature large residential lots, as illustrated by this map from the 1960s.
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From the American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
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Village of Fox Point Sign

The current Fox Point village signage reflects early residents' observations that the area's land resembled the shape of a fox.
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From the Wikimedia Commons.
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Village of Summit Plat Map

This plat map of Summit from 1873 illustrates land distribution in the village. Some of the plats are quite large, which highlights the prominence of agriculture in the community.
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From the American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
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Visiting Nurse Association of Milwaukee

Visiting Nurse Association of Milwaukee founder Sarah Boyd (left) is shown with two nurses in this 1922 photograph.
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From the Historic Photo Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library. Reprinted with permission.
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Voces de la Frontera Protest

Members of Voces de la Frontera and other area activist organizations stand on the steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse during a 2014 protest.
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From Flickr. Photograph by Joe Brusky. CC BY-NC 2.0.
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Wadhams Gas Station

This West Allis Wadhams Gas Station designed by Alexander Eschweiler is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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From the Wikimedia Commons.
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