Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past
By John Gurda
"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, each featuring a historic photograph, represent the best of historical 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, "Cream City Chronicles" offers a generous sampling of tales that express the true character of a hometown metropolis.
320 pages, 77 b/w photos, 5.5 x 8.5"