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City of Brookfield

Three men in casual clothes demonstrate skiing on a man-made sloping terrain installed inside the mall. They hold ski poles and wear skis on their feet. Onlooker crowds around them are gazing up at the demonstration.
The City of Brookfield is located in the northeast corner of Waukesha County. It is north of New Berlin, south of Menomonee Falls, and east of Pewaukee. According to the U.S. Census, the City of Brookfield had almost thirty-eight thousand residents in 2010. Its elected officials include a common council of fourteen alderpersons and a… Read More

City of Festivals Parade

High-angle shot of Wisconsin Avenue during the 1983 inaugural City of Festivals Parade shows a line of floats stretching down the road. The crowd on the sidewalks gazes at the floats decorated in various themes, shapes and sizes.
Inspired after witnessing the parade and pageantry that commences Munich’s Oktoberfest, Mayor Henry Maier envisioned something similar to kick off Milwaukee’s festival season. Beginning in 1983, the City of Festivals Parade opened Milwaukee’s summer festivals and celebrated the city’s ethnic diversity. Every June, high school bands and floats featuring ethnic dances and musicians wound their… Read More

City of Glendale

The Milwaukee Town Hall facade in grey-colored exterior wall. The single-story building has a covered porch supported by three columns. Atop the porch's roof is a sign that reads "Town Milwaukee Hall." The front side has an entrance on the furthest right and two rectangular windows on the left. A front stair connects the building with the sidewalk.
Glendale, Wisconsin, is an inner ring suburb just north of Milwaukee that was carved from the remains of the old Town of Milwaukee. When incorporated in December 1950 at the leading edge of a postwar suburban wave, Glendale included 3,152 residents in a strangely shaped area that stretched east of the Milwaukee River and west… Read More

City of Mequon

Sepia-colored long shot of Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church exterior. The single-story building has a tower at the back with a cross atop. Three small trees grow on the lawn in the foreground.
The City of Mequon, located north of MILWAUKEE, forms the southern border of OZAUKEE COUNTY. Encompassing over forty-eight square miles, Mequon extends from LAKE MICHIGAN to WASHINGTON COUNTY and surrounds the VILLAGE OF THIENSVILLE. Incorporated in 1957, the City retains many rural traits such as low population density and undeveloped properties. The land that became… Read More

City of Milwaukee

An industrial area along the lakefront fills the foreground of this 2016 photograph, while Milwaukee's downtown stands in the background.
According to the 2010 census, the City of Milwaukee was the largest city in the State of Wisconsin, with 594,738 residents. It was ranked thirtieth most populous city in the United States in 2012. It has grown from seven square miles in area in 1846 to 96.8 square miles. Milwaukee has a mayor-council form of… Read More

City of Oak Creek

Wisconsin Electric Power Plant appears in the far distance with its tall chimney releasing white steam. The building complex border is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. The light blue lake occupies most of the right and foreground of the photograph, although a hazy shoreline is visible in the far background. On the left is a land area with leafless trees and yellowing plants visible in the foreground left. Above is the blue sky.
Oak Creek’s historical development was similar to many other suburban communities. But its incorporation effort in the early 1950s resulted in a change to Wisconsin state law that transformed the Milwaukee area’s municipal landscape. The first town meeting in Oak Creek took place on April 5, 1842, when an estimated forty families lived in the… Read More

City of Pewaukee

Grayscale long shot of a two-story building facing slightly to the left. The image shows two sides of the structure. The one on the left is the facade. It features three entrances on the ground floor and several identical rectangular windows on the upper floor. The door on the left belongs to Rexall Drug Store. A smaller door in the center has a sign with a physician's name. The right entrance is for the Luick ice cream shop. The building's other sides have a mural advertising the drug store and ice cream parlour on the ground floor. A sign promoting Coca-Cola is installed on the second floor's top left corner. A street stretches from left to right in the foreground. An adjacent building and overhead utility wires are visible on the far left.
The City of Pewaukee is located approximately seventeen miles west of Milwaukee in WAUKESHA COUNTY. It surrounds the independently governed VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE, which in 1876 voted to separate from the Town of Pewaukee (initially established by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1840). Self-promoted as “The City in the Country,” the sprawling City of Pewaukee… Read More

City of Port Washington

Long shot of Port Washington port light standing at the end of a breakwater. Lake Michigan, in light-blue color, spans the foreground. The white-colored port light's tower stands atop an arched open concrete structure. A group of people gathers beneath the opening. Some walk along the breakwater that stretches towards the land in the background. Green trees and buildings appear in the far background. The blue sky is above.
The City of Port Washington was first founded in 1835 as part of an expansion of American interests into lands controlled by the French and British prior to the War of 1812. The area was largely settled by members of the Potawatomi tribe prior to 1835. There was a large village approximately three miles inland… Read More

City of South Milwaukee

High-angle shot of the interior of the Bucyrus-Erie plant in grayscale. Rays of sunshine from large windows on the right light up heavy equipment, gears, and other machines lying on the floor. Some people work down there. Steel structures are visible in the background.
South Milwaukee was incorporated as a village on November 8, 1892, following in the footsteps of Whitefish Bay and Wauwatosa, which both incorporated earlier that year. Located along the shores of Lake Michigan and the banks of the Oak Creek, the new village included the Oak Creek settlement, which dated back to the 1840s. A… Read More

City of St. Francis

Grayscale long shot of Lakeside Power Plant facing slightly to the left. The building stands in the image's background. Five tall chimneys appear on the left of the structure. Trees grow along the building's elongated side. Fences separate the power plant from a street that spans from the right-to-left foreground. Several cars line up outside of the building.
At 2.55 square miles, the City of St. Francis is one of the smallest suburbs by area in MILWAUKEE COUNTY. According to early white settlers, native residents called the area “Nojoshing,” possibly meaning “strip of land extending into the water.” When the territorial government divided Milwaukee County into townships, Nojoshing became part of the Town… Read More

City of Waukesha

Grayscale photograph of visitors to Hygeia Springs. The pavilions' interior, with the spring well in the center foreground, is showcased in this image. The stairway down to the well is in the center back. Some people stand around the stairs. Wall and balustrades surround the stairway and the area around the well. The Hygeia sculpture sits on the upper floor on the right of the well. The upper story's floor area is visible on the left. The ceiling is visible. Rows of columns and outdoor views can be seen in the background.
“Wi-saka” does not adorn the gate of any park, or the entrance to a school. However, the Potawatomi people who inhabited Waukesha and surrounding areas before European arrival know the name well. Potawatomi oral tradition calls Wi-saka “the Great Spirit” and credits him with the creation of the world. The naming of modern-day Waukesha, though,… Read More

City of Wauwatosa

A painted postcard showcases a Wauwatosa street stretching down with the TMER&L Company interurban line in the middle. The streetcars in yellow are in the distance. Buildings and utility poles appear on either side of the street as far as the eye can see. Overhead wires are visible. Text at the top reads, "Street Scene at Wauwatosa on T.M.E.R & L. CO. Line, Milwaukee, Wis."
Wauwatosa is a city in the western portion of Milwaukee County. It is immediately east of the City of Brookfield and the Village of Elm Gove, both in Waukesha County. It shares a tiny section of its southwestern border with the City of West Allis but is otherwise surrounded by the City of Milwaukee. According… Read More

City of West Allis

A painted postcard illustrates a scene in the State Fair Park in West Allis. Automobiles and people appear around an ornate gate on the left. Groups of people gather on the right, next to a pavilion. Tall and lush green trees are in the background. The text at the top right reads, "Entrance to State Fair Park, Milwaukee."
West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, nestled against the City of Milwaukee’s western boundary. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 60,411, which makes West Allis the eleventh most populous municipality in Wisconsin and the third most populous municipality in the four-county metropolitan area, behind only the cities of Milwaukee… Read More

Civil Defense

Red lines on map of Milwaukee County shows routes radiating from the downtown toward the peripheral areas. The pathways follow diagonals, straight, and zig zag directions. Each route is stamped with a combination number and letter code. Written as a subheading on top of the map is the slogan "Knowing Your Evacuation Route Today Means Survival Tomorrow."
Civil defense was adopted as an important policy in postwar Milwaukee by Mayor Frank Zeidler. In 1948, fearing atomic warfare, Zeidler helped create the Civil Defense and Disaster Committee, and in 1952, city officials created the Department of Civil Defense. Milwaukee gained notoriety for comprehensive civil defense efforts which included over 3,000 volunteer “block wardens,”… Read More

Civil Disorder of 1967

People of all ages in church attire walk the sidewalk past the Badger Paint shop. The women at the front have sad expressions on their faces. Cars are parked in the foreground of the photo.
The Milwaukee civil disorder of 1967, often referred to as a riot, began on the evening of Sunday, July 30. By the following morning, confrontations on the city’s streets had essentially ended. Its brevity was the result of rapid, muscular responses by Milwaukee police, Mayor Henry Maier, and Wisconsin governor Warren Knowles, who sent in… Read More

Civil Rights

Grayscale long shot of protesters marching on the sidewalk. A child in short pants and a jacket walks in the front row among a group of adults. In the background are trees, bus stop and restaurant signs, and cars parked on the side of the road.
Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Movement was the culmination of longstanding efforts by African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and their white allies to improve social, political, and economic prospects for non-white Milwaukeeans. During the 1860s, a small group of African Americans struggled to win the franchise. With the arrival of thousands of Southern migrants during the Great… Read More

Clarke Square

Postcard depicting the Mitchell Park Conservatory's long building on the upper portion of the image. A large pond in the bottom portion reflects the conservatory's central dome. The top edge of the postcard reads "Greetings from Milwaukee" on the left and its German translation "Gruss aus Milwaukee" on the right.
Clarke Square, one of Milwaukee’s most diverse, storied, and densely populated neighborhoods, dates back fifty years before Milwaukee became a city. In 1795 French-Canadian fur trader Jacques Vieau built Milwaukee’s first settler’s cabin there as part of his trading post overlooking the Menomonee Valley (a site marked in Mitchell Park). In 1819 Vieau gave the… Read More

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Aerial shot of Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and its surrounding area partly covered by snow. The tall structure of the building stands out among other buildings in the neighborhood. Glowing in the distance is the name sign of the building that appears above a large American flag.
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is the direct descendant of the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS), established by Congress in 1865 to care for Union soldiers who had suffered disabling wounds or illnesses due to their service in the Civil War. The home was funded partly by… Read More

Clement Zablocki

Grayscale medium shot of Representative Zablocki on the left while speaking with President Lyndon B. Johnson on the right. They appear in suits and ties. Both face each other. A blurry image of a flag and a chair are visible in the background.
Clement J. Zablocki (1912-1983) represented Milwaukee’s South Side as a Democrat in the Wisconsin state senate from 1943 to 1948 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1983. Of Polish ancestry, Zablocki was a lifelong devotee of his community and his Catholic faith. He attended St. Vincent DePaul Parish School, Marquette University… Read More

COA Youth and Family Centers

Low-angle shot of the main entrance of the Goldin Center. Inscribed on its exterior wall beneath the roof is "COA Youth and Family Centers GOLDIN CENTER" beneath the COA's logo. The main entrance has two pillars made of stones. One on the left has a "no loitering or prowling" sign. Installed on the right pillar is the street number "2320."
The Children’s Outing Society was formed in 1906 by Florence Friend, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Black Kander, and other women from the Personal Relief Society, a social service organization active in Milwaukee’s Jewish community. The Society changed its name to the Children’s Outing Association (COA) in 1930. COA’s initial purpose was to improve the physical well-being of… Read More
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