Tag Archives: Milwaukee

Random Pic: Looking Up In City Hall

View from ground floor looking up in City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

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La Fine della Tenuta di Tenuta – Turning the Page on 90 Years of Family (and American) History

You’re looking at the house my great-grandparents moved into in the early 1920s after they got married. They were immigrants from backwater towns in Calabria, in southern Italy, and they, like a lot of immigrants from their immediate vicinity, moved … Continue reading

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The Hiawatha – Amtrak Gets One Right

I’ve previously criticized Amtrak on this blog as junky, inefficient, and a ripoff. That criticism has been justified, in my opinion. For traveling distances of 200 miles or more, Amtrak won’t get you there faster than a bus (unless you … Continue reading

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The Brise-Soleil That Made Milwaukee Famous

‘Twas beer that made Milwaukee famous, and although two of America’s three largest breweries long ago left town, the old city on the lake still retains much of its German brewing and imbibing heritage. Down the highway a bit sits … Continue reading

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