Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Machine Shop of the World
In the early 1900s, six companies hired nearly 75% of all African-American workers in Milwaukee: Plankinton Packing, Albert Trostel leather, Pfister-Vogel Tannery, Allis Chalmers, Falk Corporation and Milwaukee Solvay Coke and Gas Co. Half of these were located in the Menomonee Valley but only one remains today.
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc., the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Location. 43° 1.488′ N, 87° 57.556′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Canal Street 0.1 miles east of Selig Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee Road Shops (approx. Allan H. Selig (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Aaron (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robin Yount (approx. ¾ mile away); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (approx. 0.8 miles away); Merrill Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); National Soldiers Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.