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Historic Site in Journalism

[The Milwaukee Sentinel]

 
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription.  Solomon Juneau founded the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1837. A fur trader and the founder of Milwaukee, Juneau was also the city's first mayor. In 1987, the Sentinel marked its 150th Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary of its operation by Journal Communications. The Sentinel is the oldest newspaper in Wisconsin and one of the oldest continuing businesses in the state. The tradition of vigorous responsible news reporting and public service has earned The Sentinel an important place in the history of Wisconsin journalism.
 
Erected 1987 by The Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Milwaukee Professional Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Sites in Journalism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.95′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is attached to the Journal Sentinel Building along 4th Street.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Buildings
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 918 North 4th Street, Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (a few steps from this marker); Barry Alvarez (a few steps from this marker); George Poage (a few steps from this marker); Jim Otto (a few steps from this marker); Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Sen. Herbert Kohl (a few steps from this marker); Guy M. Sundt (a few steps from this marker); Enrico "Hank" Marino (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022