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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Milwaukee County, WI (526) Ozaukee County, WI (121) Racine County, WI (37) Washington County, WI (48) Waukesha County, WI (121) Muskegon County, MI (16) Ottawa County, MI (72)  MilwaukeeCounty(526) Milwaukee County (526)  OzaukeeCounty(121) Ozaukee County (121)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WaukeshaCounty(121) Waukesha County (121)  MuskegonCountyMichigan(16) Muskegon County (16)  OttawaCounty(72) Ottawa County (72)
Milwaukee is the county seat for Milwaukee County
Adjacent to Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
      Ozaukee County (121)  
      Racine County (37)  
      Washington County (48)  
      Waukesha County (121)  
      Muskegon County, Michigan (16)  
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1Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Brown Deer — Little White Schoolhouse1884-1922
The Little White Schoolhouse was built in 1884 in Old Brown Deer, enlarged in 1900, and used as a school for grades 1-8 until 1922. It was moved in 1972 and restored by the Brown Deer Historical Society with funds donated by the Community. Since . . . Map (db m78922) HM
2Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Fox Point — Fox Point School and Burying Ground
A hewn-log schoolhouse was erected on this site during the winter of 1852-53 by school district no. 9, Township of Milwaukee. The structure was also used as a public meeting house, and for church services by the Reformed Church of Bethlehem, a Dutch . . . Map (db m125613) HM
3Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Franklin — 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre
The 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre, the second drive-in built in Wisconsin, occupied this site from July 1, 1948 until September 16, 2001. The 41 Twin was one of a handful of outdoor theaters throughout the United States to make use of a double-sided . . . Map (db m35836) HM
4Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — 6600 Schoolway
This building was built during the Great Depression by the Federal Government between the years 1936 and 1938. Historically this site has served as the Police and Fire Department, the municipal court, and was the central heating plant for the . . . Map (db m183768) HM
5Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — A "Greenbelt Community"
The economic depression of the 1930's left millions of Americans looking for affordable housing. The notion of creating "Greenbelt Communities" outside major cities was part of the Roosevelt Administration's "New Deal" to provide new housing and . . . Map (db m184179) HM
6Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Alonzo Hauser (1909 - 1988)
Alonzo Hauser, a Wisconsin native and noted sculptor, was commissioned by the WPA in 1938 to execute this flagpole grouping for the new village of Greendale. The sculpture memorializes the mothers, youths, and working people who were to populate . . . Map (db m184115) HM
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7Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — An Ideal Location
In 1934 the government chose this site -- 3,410 acres which had previously been dairy farms -- for one of the nation's three "Greenbelt Communities". It was selected due to its gentle hills, thick woods and clean ponds. Greendale's been called, "One . . . Map (db m183649) HM
8Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — An Ideal Location
The farms that occupied this land prior to 1936 were regarded as an ideal site for one of the nation's three "Greenbelt Communities". These gentle hills, thick woods and clear ponds—tucked at the edge of 660-acre Whitnall Park—promised a unique and . . . Map (db m184180) HM
9Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — 196 — Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin(1835-1906)
Born in Detroit to Irish immigrant parents, Curtin came to Milwaukee in 1837 to join his mother’s family the Furlongs and settle on a farm in Greenfield. In the 1840’s the Curtins moved into this typically Irish stone house described in Curtin’s . . . Map (db m34760) HM
10Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Built by Thousands
In just 2 years, thousands of workers completed 366 buildings containing 572 living units. Over 100 families moved in during the first 2 weeks of May in 1938. Uniquely, each house was located close to the street, and the living room was positioned . . . Map (db m184164) HM
11Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Eleanor Was Here!
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt personally visited Greendale in 1936 as this massive project was underway. After touring several houses and this downtown area, she said Greendale "is absolutely wonderful" and "is laid out beautifully". Thousands of . . . Map (db m183642) HM
12Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Eleanor's Visit
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who had a high regard for the welfare of children and a great concern for impoverished people, visited Greendale in 1936 to personally inspect this "Greenbelt" project. After clambering through one of the two-story . . . Map (db m184167) HM
13Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Gazebo is Our 'Gathering Place'
This gazebo was built by Greendale volunteers in 1995 as the new "gathering place". Early residents used to gather under a giant elm tree on the east side of Broad Street, before stores were built there. To fund the gazebo, anyone contributing $25 . . . Map (db m183070) HM
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14Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Greendale is 'Alphabetized'
To ease managing more than 2,000 men during Greendale's construction, workers were directed to the "A section", the "D section", etc. This alphabetical reference has endured. Still today, all streets in each section begin with the same letter . . . Map (db m183617) HM
15Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea
The economic depression of the 1930's left millions of American's lacking for affordable housing. The notion if creating "Greenbelt Communities" was part of the Roosevelt Administration's "New Deal" program, aimed at providing needed housing and . . . Map (db m183618) HM
16Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Greendale, Wisconsin
...had its beginnings in 1936, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture began construction of three new communities known as the Greenbelt towns. Besides Greendale, the other two towns are Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio. In the . . . Map (db m182852) HM
17Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Greendale's 'Backward Houses'
Visitors often say Greendale reminds them of New England. That's partly because the town planner, Elbert Peets, was from New England. It was his idea to position the homes very near the curb and turn all of them "backwards". That way the large . . . Map (db m182897) HM
18Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Hose Tower and Grounds Building
The Hose Tower and Grounds Building was built in 1939 in Greendale a planned community built by United States Government to provide jobs and housing in the era of the Great Depression. The Greendale Volunteer Fire Department used the tower to dry . . . Map (db m183793) HM
19Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — Picture This - Our Own Theatre!
This building was originally the "Greendale Theatre". It opened in 1939 with a feature starring Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy. To boost attendance during the Great Depression, "dish nights" were popular - free cups, plates, etc. were handed out weekly . . . Map (db m183845) HM
20Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — This Historic Two-Story Building Was Built In 1938
The lower level held Greendale's first Post Office, which opened on December 16th, 1938. The first Greendale Postmaster was Ed Bengs; he was also a Greendale resident. In 1938 postage for a first-class letter was 3 cents! The upper level was . . . Map (db m182905) HM
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21Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — 460 — Village of Greendale
Greendale was one of three Greenbelt towns constructed by the Federal Government during the 1930s. The main objectives were to demonstrate a planning concept combining the best of country and city living, to provide good housing for low income . . . Map (db m33210) HM
22Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greendale — 279 — Wisconsin's Lime Industry
Lime production was an important nineteenth century industry in southeastern Wisconsin, primarily because the region’s geology provided abundant Silurian dolomite rock that was easily quarried. High quality lime, used mainly in mortar and plaster, . . . Map (db m37508) HM
23Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 1992 NASCAR Champion
Alan Kulwicki was born in Greenfield, WI on Dec. 14, 1954, son of Jerry and Thelma Kulwicki. Alan held an engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Alan started out on the short tracks of Wisconsin, moved up to ASA, then on . . . Map (db m37506) HM
24Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 93 — Bodamer Log Cabin
Built in 1832, this was one of Greenfield’s first log cabins. It was dismantled, brought to this site and restored by the Greenfield Historical Society, and dedicated as a museum September 7, 1969.Map (db m32842) HM
25Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 524 — Cold Spring Road
Side A In 1836, surveyors working for the U.S. General Land Office measured out the 6x6 mile grid of the future Town of Greenfield. Arterial roads and streets were later built at half-mile intervals following that pattern. In the days before . . . Map (db m35083) HM
26Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 341 — Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County
Following the end of World War II, Milwaukee’s rapid urban development forced the seven rural towns of Milwaukee County into annexation or incorporation. When Greenfield incorporated as a city in 1957, the last of Milwaukee County’s towns . . . Map (db m34761) HM
27Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 558 — Historic Root River / Root River Parkway
The Root River system began forming about 20,000 years ago when Wisconsin’s glaciers began to retreat. Starting in eastern New Berlin, it flows through southwest Milwaukee County before entering Lake Michigan at the city of Racine (French for . . . Map (db m81350) HM
28Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 448 — Janesville Plank Road
Side A: The Janesville Plank Road was one of 16 privately-owned toll roads authorized by Wisconsin’s Territorial legislature in 1848. The road was specified to follow a 65 mile route from Milwaukee through East Troy to Janesville. Its . . . Map (db m33355) HM
29Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — Memorial ChurchThe Centennial Historical Museum
The first congregation of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wisconsin worshipped God here. The Centennial Historical Museum Nearby, built in 1858, replaced the first log church erected in 1844. Dedicated in honor of John Lutz, . . . Map (db m110107) HM
30Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield — 578 — The Land Survey of 1836 / Greenfield’s 1836 Greenery
The Land Survey of 1836 In 1836 US Government land surveyors measured an approximately six-mile square area described as Township 6 North, Range 21 East and divided it into a nearly-uniform grid of 36 one-mile square sections. By 1841 this area . . . Map (db m136420) HM
31Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — A Village Emerges!A walking tour of — Scholz and Milwaukee Terrace —
Two subdivisions, the oldest in the Village, are included in this 2.1 mile tour. The one square block Scholz subdivision at Hwy 100 and Janesville Rd. was recorded in 1904, the year the Rapid Transit train came through Hales Corners. Milwaukee . . . Map (db m83956) HM
32Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — Black Botanical Heritage:Plants of the African Diaspora
Africa has a rich botanical heritage. So many unique and necessary plants from this continent have made their way around the world from castor beans to watermelons, okra to ancient grains. Generations of African farmers selected, perfected . . . Map (db m182792) HM
33Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 3 — Early 1900s Business District
Hales Corners grew into a Village after the Civil War. New homes and businesses were established along the Janesville Plank Road, the most important road in the Village. Adam Conrad erected his Opera House at this approximate location on the . . . Map (db m76062) HM
34Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 1 — Hales Corners – A Crossroads Community
Native Americans were the earliest inhabitants of Hales Corners. In 1833 the Potawatomi, who possessed the land at the time, relinquished their rights in a treaty with the U.S. Government. Settlers soon came. Seneca Hale claimed land here in . . . Map (db m76039) HM
35Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 29 — Hales Corners – A Farm Village
Tradition says the first business in Hales Corners dates back to 1834 when a log cabin close to this spot served as a home, a store and an inn. It was later named the Western Hotel. In 1847-48, William Shields owned the land, and on it Simon . . . Map (db m83955) HM
36Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 27 — Hales Corners – A Suburb Reported missing
The arrival in 1903 of the Rapid Transit, an electric train, marked the beginning of the transition of Hales Corners from a farm village to a suburban community. People began to build their homes in the village with the intention of commuting to . . . Map (db m83954) HM
37Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — John Voight - Boerner Botanical Gardens Director, 1941-1979
Named in honor of former Director, Mr. John Voight, and his wife Hildegarde. John Voight was appointed Gardens Director from the ranks of the CCC/WPA (Civilian Conservation Corps/Works Progress Administration) where he served as a crew leader in . . . Map (db m182849) HM
38Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 10 — St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery
Saint Mary’s, the oldest church in the area, has a recorded history dating from 1842. At that time Father Patrick O’Kelley was the priest in attendance and a log church had been constructed on the present cemetery site. The second church, a frame . . . Map (db m76063) HM
39Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Hales Corners — 2 — The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital
The German Evangelical Church The first Protestant church in hales Corners was founded here in 1888 on land purchased from William Cobb. Services were held in German until that language became unpopular during World War I. The minister at . . . Map (db m76040) HM
40Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — "Badger" Bob Johnson
Head Hockey Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 15 years (367-175-23). Winning three NCAA Championships in 1973, 1977, 1981. Coached both the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL. Only coach to win both the NCAA and Stanley . . . Map (db m96088) HM
41Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — "Joey" Sangor
He was an outstanding featherweight boxer during the "twenties" when he fought the greatest in his division - Sammy Mandel, "Bud" Taylor, Tony Canzoneri, Tod Morgan, Jimmy McLarnin and Joe Lynch, all World Champions in their day. Born, July 4, 1903, . . . Map (db m97004) HM
42Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — "Mr. Baseball"Bob Uecker — Voice of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball Player and World-Class Entertainer —
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Bob Uecker became a national celebrity through his work in sports and entertainment. Uecker will forever be known as the "Voice of the Brewers" with over four decades as lead play-by-play broadcaster for the team. . . . Map (db m141356) HM
43Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — "Stormin" Gorman Thomas
Was a spectacular home run slugger, premier outfielder and one of the most popular Milwaukee Brewers ever. A gifted athlete, he earned 14 individual letters in high school while playing football, baseball, basketball and track. He was the #1 draft . . . Map (db m99487) HM
44Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 1957 World Series Champions
The 1957 season was a magical year for the Milwaukee Braves as they defeated the New York Yankees, four games to three, to deliver the city's first World Series Championship. Pitcher Lew Burdette earned World Series MVP honors with three wins, . . . Map (db m142138) HM
45Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — A Changing LandscapeHank Aaron State Trail
Four miles long and a half-mile wide, the Menomonee River Valley was formed by melting glaciers more than 10,000 years ago. A vast marsh extended from Lake Michigan to where you are now standing. Steep wooded bluffs rose 100 feet above both sides of . . . Map (db m147590) HM
46Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — A German Heritage
Census data since 1850 back up the claim that Milwaukee is America's most German city. Over time German workers have left their stamp on the riverfront. On Old World Third Street, German architectural flourishes, such as half-timber buildings . . . Map (db m136131) HM
47Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 63 — A.W. Rich Shoe Co.Historic Third Ward
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places A.W. Rich Shoe Co. Designed by Robert Messmer & Co. Tour Site 63 1900 Map (db m75402) HM
48Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 — President, Emancipator, Martyr —
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the Nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle. And for . . . Map (db m38434) HM
49Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Adrian C. "Addie" Joss
Won 160 games and lost 96 pitching for the Cleveland A.L. team from 1902 through 1910. Hurled a perfect no-hitter against Chicago, October 2, 1908, and a no-hitter against the same club, April 20, 1910, winning both by 1 to 0 scores. Born, April 12, . . . Map (db m99565) HM
50Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Al McGuire
One of the most successful coaches in NCAA basketball history. He led Marquette University to the NCAA National Championship in 1977, 2nd place in 1974, and the NIT Championship in 1970, 2nd place in 1967. National Coach of the Year in 1971 and . . . Map (db m97101) HM
51Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Alan Ameche
Known as "The Horse" this crushing full-back starred for Wisconsin from 1951 through 1954, All-Conference and All-American in 1953 and 1954 and Heisman Trophy winner as a senior. A Baltimore Colt standout in the N.F.L. from 1955 through 1960. Born, . . . Map (db m97012) HM
52Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Alan Kulwicki
Winner of 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. Kulwicki's NASCAR Winston Cup totals include: 207 races, 5 victories, and 75 top-10 finishes. Dreams, dedication, and hard work comprised Alan's formula for success both on and off the race track. . . . Map (db m96322) HM
53Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Albert "AB" Nicholas
Albert "AB" Nicholas played basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1949-52 completing his career as the highest scoring guard in Wisconsin history. He was two-time All-Big Ten Conference First Team, an All-American Second Team pick . . . Map (db m97155) HM
54Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Albert Fred Schoendienst"Red" — Milwaukee Braves, 1957-60 —
A 10-time All-Star, played 19 seasons with the Cardinals, Giants and Milwaukee Braves. The second baseman appeared in 2,216 Major League games, collected 2,449 hits and batted .289 lifetime. Acquired by Milwaukee mid-season in 1957, led the N.L. . . . Map (db m142196) HM
55Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Complex
Comprising the Cathedral (1868-69), former Guild Hall – Cathedral Institute (1891), former Bishop’s House (1902-03), and landscaped grounds. Designated as a Milwaukee landmark in 1974 in recognition of its architectural and historical . . . Map (db m43011) HM
56Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Allan H. "Bud" Selig
Allan H. "Bud" Selig was elected the ninth Commissioner of Baseball on July 9, 1998. He was named acting commissioner on September 9, 1992 following the resignation of Commissioner Fay Vincent. Selig served a dual role as President of the Milwaukee . . . Map (db m99578) HM
57Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Allan H. "Bud" Selig
A Milwaukee icon and the ninth Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Allan H. "Bud" Selig brought baseball back to his hometown after purchasing the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy in 1970, and rebranding the club as the Brewers. Led the franchise . . . Map (db m147870) HM
58Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Allan H. Selig"Bud" — President of the Milwaukee Brewers 1970-1998 Ninth President of Major League Baseball —
Returned Major League Baseball to his hometown in 1970 by founding the Milwaukee Brewers, the winners of the 1982 American League pennant. Selig, UPI's 1978 Executive of the Year, led the Brewers to seven "Organization of the Year" awards as . . . Map (db m36226) HM
59Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Aloysius H. "Al" Simmons
A great major league outfielder from 1924 through 1944. Compiled a .334 batting average in 2215 games. With the Athletics he won the League's Most Valuable Player Award in 1929 and the Batting Championships of 1930 and 1931. Born, May 22, 1903, at . . . Map (db m147521) HM
60Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 53 — American Candy CompanyHistoric Third Ward Walking Tour Site 53
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Designed by Charles Crane Tour Site 53 1902Map (db m38544) HM
61Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — American Indians in the Menomonee Valley — Hank Aaron State Trail —
For more than 12,000 years, the Menomonee Valley was home to American Indian people. The Menomonee Valley, with its abundant plants and wildlife, was attractive to early hunters and gatherers. From about 500 BC to 1200 AD, the native people built . . . Map (db m141785) HM
62Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 57 — American Wholesale Grocery CompanyHistoric Third Ward Walking Tour Site 57
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Designed by William Kozik Tour Site 57 1925Map (db m38546) HM
63Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — An Outdoor Gallery
One of the liveliest signs of the Milwaukee River's rebirth is RiverSculpture, the ever-changing out-door sculpture gallery that has gradually emerged along the RiverWalk. Although the gallery includes new pieces every year, there are several . . . Map (db m136130) HM
64Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Andy North
All-American Golfer (1970-71-72). Joined the P.G.A. in 1972. Westchester Classic Champion (1977). U.S. Open Champion (1978 and 1985). World Cup Team Champion (1978). Wisconsin Sportsman of the Year (1978 and 1985). Argentina Open Champion (1980). . . . Map (db m97154) HM
65Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Andy PafkoMilwaukee Braves, 1953-1959
Born in Boyceville, Wisconsin. A solid hitting and good defensive outfielder who finished a 17-year Major League career with seven seasons in Milwaukee. Batted .297 with 17 home runs in 1953 as the only Wisconsin native on the Braves roster. . . . Map (db m142195) HM
66Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Anthony Robert Canadeo
Known as "The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga," he starred for the Packers from 1941-44 and 1946-52. This sterling halfback, in 1949, became the first Packer to gain 1,000 yards in a season. He made All-Pro in 1943 and again in 1949. Born, May 5, 1919, at . . . Map (db m96350) HM
67Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Archie Hahn
Big-Ten Spring Champion 1901-1904 and National Champion 1904-1906. Won the 60-100-and 200 meter sprints in 1904 Olympic Games at St. Louis and the only sprint race of the 1906 Olympics at Athens, Greece. Born, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, September 13, . . . Map (db m98561) HM
68Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Architectural Gems on the Riverfront
The Milwaukee County Historical Society (5 above) was built in 1913 to house the Second Ward Savings Bank. The triangular Beaux Arts limestone building is notable for its arched windows, Ionic columns and carved decorations. Milwaukee City Hall . . . Map (db m38872) HM
69Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Arlie M. Mucks
First high school athlete to represent the United States in Olympics - Stockholm, Sweden 1912. Outstanding athlete, U. of Wisconsin, 1913-1917. World Champion, shot and discus. All-American Guard Football, 1914. Born December 10, 1891, at Oshkosh, . . . Map (db m97014) HM
70Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Arnie Herber
Experts rated him as one of the most accurate long passers of football history. Quarter-back of the Green Bay Packers from 1932 through 1940. Leading the league in passing in 1932, 1934 and 1936. A member of the 1936 and 1939 title holders. Born . . . Map (db m97006) HM
71Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — At the State Fair on these Grounds
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72Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — August "Mike" Michalske
He was devastating on attack and super efficient on defense as he earned the title of "The Guard of the Century." As a member of the Green Bay Packers from 1927 through 1936, he was named All-Pro four times and aided his club to three straight World . . . Map (db m96987) HM
73Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Automatic Temperature Control System1895 — Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark —
Warren S. Johnson (1847-1911) built and patented the first multi-zone temperature control system that could be economically manufactured, installed and maintained. The Johnson Controls pneumatic temperature control system, represented by artifacts . . . Map (db m38669) HM
74Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — B.J. Surhoff1987 - 1995
The number one overall pick by the Brewers in the 1985 draft, Surhoff played the first nine of his 19 MLB seasons for the club. Splitting most of his time between left field, catcher and third base, Surhoff appeared at every position aside from . . . Map (db m141028) HM
75Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Barry Alvarez
A native of Pittsburgh, PA and a former linebacker at the University of Nebraska, Alvarez rose through the high school and collegiate coaching ranks, making stops at Iowa and Notre Dame, before taking over the Badger football program in 1990. He . . . Map (db m98664) HM
76Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bart Starr
One of the most successful field generals of NFL history he quarterbacked the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl crowns during his 16 year career - the longest in the team's history. Starr was a four time Pro-Bowl selection. Born, Jan. 9, . . . Map (db m95960) HM
77Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 14 — Baumbach BuildingHistoric Third Ward
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Baumbach Building Designed by Eugene R. Liebert First occupant Cohen Bros., Clothiers Tour Site 14 1900Map (db m75405) HM
78Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 372 — Bay View’s Immigrants
From a quiet mid 19th–century farming community to a bustling industrial center along Kinninckinnic Avenue in only twenty years, Bay View’s industrial transformation could not have occurred without the contributions of hundreds of immigrant . . . Map (db m34803) HM
79Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 275 — Bay View's Rolling Mill
Near this site in Bay View stood the Milwaukee Iron Company rolling mill, the first major heavy industry in the region and an important producer of iron and steel for the Midwest. The mill, which opened in 1868, transformed ore from Dodge County and . . . Map (db m75452) HM
80Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Ben Oglivie1978 - 1986
Acquired during the 1977 offseason, Oglivie spent the final nine seasons of his 16-year career with the Brewers. Enjoyed career-best season in 1980, batting .304 with .925 OPS and A.L.-leading 41 home runs, earning the Silver Slugger Award and the . . . Map (db m140312) HM
81Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Ben Sheets2001 - 2008
Drafted tenth overall by the Brewers in 1999, Sheets pitched eight seasons in Milwaukee, earning four All-Star selections and winning 10-plus games seven times. Enjoyed best season in 2004 when he finished third in the Majors in strikeouts (264) and . . . Map (db m141023) HM
82Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bernard E. "Bernie" Heselton
Won or shared 6 football championships in 10 years at Milwaukee Riverside and copped 6 midwest conference titles in 27 years at Lawrence U. Appleton. To the 17,000 boys he coached his name will always be synonymous with dignity, respect and athletic . . . Map (db m96121) HM
83Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Beth Heiden
Born September 27, 1959 (Madison, WI) as a competitor in speed skating, cycling, track and cross-country skiing, Heiden is among the most prolific women athletes in U.S. history. As a speed skater, she stands as the most successful U.S. women's . . . Map (db m99157) HM
84Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bill Castro1974 - 1980
Drafted by the Brewers in 1970, Castro spent the first seven seasons of his 10-year Major League career in Milwaukee. Compiled a 2.96 ERA, 44 saves and a .521 winning percentage in 253 games as a Brewer. Finished in the top ten in the American . . . Map (db m138769) HM
85Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bill Hall2002 - 2009
A hallmark of the Brewers clubs in the 2000s, the versatile Hall played eight seasons in Milwaukee. From 2000-2009, only Geoff Jenkins appeared in more games and had more hits for the Brewers than Hall. Earned 2006 Brewers Player of the Year . . . Map (db m147857) HM
86Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bill Schroeder
Drafted by Milwaukee in the eighth round of the 1979 draft, Schroeder spent six of his eight Major League seasons with the Brewers. The former catcher's best season came in 1987 when he batted a career-best .332 with 14 HR and 42 RBI in 75 games for . . . Map (db m147871) HM
87Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bill Travers1974 - 1980
Selected in the sixth round of the 1970 draft, Travers pitched seven of his nine Major League seasons for the Brewers. Posted career-best season in 1976 with 15 wins in 240 innings. His 15 complete games contributed to his sparkling 2.81 ERA - . . . Map (db m141041) HM
88Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bill Wegman1985 - 1995
A Brewer from start to finish, Wegman spent his entire 11-year Major League career in Milwaukee. Enjoyed career-best year in 1991, posting a 15-7 record with seven complete games and 2.84 ERA - third lowest in the American League. That year, Wegman . . . Map (db m141326) HM
89Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Birthplace of China-Burma-India Veterans Ass'n.1948 - 1963
On this site, August 28, 1948 was held the 1st CBI National reunion of World War II veterans who organized the CBIVA This tablet dedicated May 18, 1963Map (db m45070) HM
90Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Birthplace of the American League
The Republican House, a hotel that stood on this site from 1886 to 1961, was the birthplace of baseball’s American League. On the night of March 5, 1900, Milwaukee attorney Henry Killilea, his brother Matt, Connie Mack, Byron (Ban) Johnson, and . . . Map (db m30351) HM
91Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Birthplace of the Department of Wisconsin American Legion1919 - 1937
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92Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — 549 — Birthplace of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
On Christmas Day 1847, a group of German-speaking settlers, mostly from Pennsylvania, met and founded the German Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church of Granville Township. By June 1849, these settlers had built and dedicated a log church on a . . . Map (db m68205) HM
93Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church
West and across the street stood Milwaukee's first landmark, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built by the Italian community. Known as the Little Pink Church, 1904-1967. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built in 1904 as the first church . . . Map (db m38477) HM
94Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — B'Ne Jeshurun Synagogue
Upon this site stood B'Ne Jeshurun Synagogue The First Jewish Congregation in Milwaukee County Dedicated Sept. 27, 1886 Razed March 1928 Before the Construction of the Milwaukee County Court House Cong. Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshurun - Sept. . . . Map (db m137033) HM
95Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bo Ryan
One of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Bo Ryan spent over 30 years as the head coach for three UW-System Schools: UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison. At UW-Platteville, Ryan led the school to a 353-76 overall record . . . Map (db m136825) HM
96Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bob Harlan
Born in Des Moines, IA, Harlan graduated from Marquette University in 1958 with a journalism degree. He became Marquette's sports information director in 1959. He worked in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team's front office before becoming the . . . Map (db m98568) HM
97Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bob McClure1977 - 1986
A commanding left-handed pitcher, McClure spent 10 of his 19 Major League seasons in Milwaukee. Led the Brewers in saves in both 1978 and 1980, posting a 3.08 ERA in 52 appearances in 1980. Enjoyed his best season as a Brewer in 1982, when he moved . . . Map (db m140296) HM
98Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bob UeckerVoice of the Milwaukee Brewers
With all his fame and fortune, what endears Bob Uecker to his fans is that Milwaukee will always be his home. Affectionately known as "Mr. Baseball," Bob has spent more than 40 years in the major leagues - six years as a big league catcher for the . . . Map (db m99155) HM
99Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bob Uecker
"Mr. Baseball." Synonymous with baseball in Milwaukee, Uecker played two of his six Major League seasons in the Brew City but his legacy extends far beyond the field. Known for his humor and quick wit, the Milwaukee native was named radio . . . Map (db m141043) HM
100Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee — Bob UeckerMilwaukee Braves, 1962-1963
Enjoyed a six-year Major League career with the first two seasons occurring in his native city of Milwaukee. Batted .250 for the Braves, including a .281 mark at County Stadium. Recognized in Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as winner of the . . . Map (db m142202) HM

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Jan. 30, 2023