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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Milwaukee Summers Long Ago

Dateline: Milwaukee, June 21, 1854. Today being the summer solstice, we cast a glance at Milwaukee's summer pastimes long before Miller Park or Summerfest. Back when much of the city didn't speak English, many a hot afternoon by the lake was devoted to German music, beer and friendly conversation. Read recollections and see pictures of some of the long-forgotten beer gardens in this storyfrom Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles.
:: Posted in Curiosities on June 21, 2004
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