Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past

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Cream City Chronicles is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. These stories represent the best of historian John Gurda’s popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994. Find yourself transported back to another time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders. Follow the development of Milwaukee’s distinctive neighborhoods, its rise as a ...

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Overview

Cream City Chronicles is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. These stories represent the best of historian John Gurda’s popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994. Find yourself transported back to another time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders. Follow the development of Milwaukee’s distinctive neighborhoods, its rise as a port city and industrial center, and its changing political climate. From singing mayors to summer festivals, from blueblood weddings to bloody labor disturbances, the collection offers a generous sampling of tales that express the true character of a hometown metropolis.

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Ever since 1994, history buff John Gurda has been gracing the Sunday pages of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with his carefully researched articles on local history. This collection by the author of The Making of Milwaukee contains the creme de la creme of his "Cream City Chronicles." Together, these essays provide a rich history of Milwaukee's people, institutions, landmarks, and traditions. Appetizing chunks of a great city's history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870203756
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 940,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of fifteen books, including histories of Milwaukee area neighborhoods, churches, and industries. He is a photographer, lecturer, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gurda is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award of Merit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2007

    Fantastic Book!

    For anyone with an interest in this great city, John Gurda has captured the heart and soul of the hard working people, the historic places and the most insightful things - you will not be disappointed and you will never look at Milwaukee the same way again!

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