History UsefulNotes / Milwaukee

23rd Sep '17 2:28:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include Creator/OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]), and Golda Meir (who came to Milwaukee at the age of six and grew up on the North Side).

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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include Creator/OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Creator/GeneWilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]), and Golda Meir (who came to Milwaukee at the age of six and grew up on the North Side).
31st Mar '17 2:32:17 PM nombretomado
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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]), and Golda Meir (who came to Milwaukee at the age of six and grew up on the North Side).

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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include OprahWinfrey, Creator/OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]), and Golda Meir (who came to Milwaukee at the age of six and grew up on the North Side).
16th Mar '17 4:22:14 PM LongTallShorty64
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* "My Cousin In Milwaukee" was most famously recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.

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* "My Cousin In Milwaukee" was most famously recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.Music/EllaFitzgerald.
17th Feb '17 7:12:23 PM bt8257
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Milwaukee's status in the world of pop-culture has been [[BrokenBase a contentious issue for its citizens]]. Never was this more obvious than in 2008 when a privately-funded bronze statue of [[Series/HappyDays Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli]] was erected along the city's Riverwalk to heavy controversy. Many residents feel that the city's portrayal as an urban {{Eagleland}} in ''Series/HappyDays'' and its spinoff, ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' was not only historically inaccurate [[note]]During the RedScare in TheFifties, when the shows took place, Milwaukee's mayor was Frank Ziedler, one of the three Socialists whom Music/AliceCooper alluded to in the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' quote at the end of the last paragraph.[[/note]], but has hurt the city socially and economically by stigmatizing it as a stodgy, blue-collar town. In fact, GarryMarshall, the shows' producer, had never even stepped foot in the state of Wisconsin until the statue's dedication. So much of an issue is this locally that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, upon being elected in 2004, quipped that one of his goals was to let the world know that "[[TakeThat Laverne and Shirley don't live here anymore.]]"

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Milwaukee's status in the world of pop-culture has been [[BrokenBase a contentious issue for its citizens]]. Never was this more obvious than in 2008 when a privately-funded bronze statue of [[Series/HappyDays Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli]] was erected along the city's Riverwalk to heavy controversy. Many residents feel that the city's portrayal as an urban {{Eagleland}} in ''Series/HappyDays'' and its spinoff, ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' was not only historically inaccurate [[note]]During the RedScare in TheFifties, when the shows took place, Milwaukee's mayor was Frank Ziedler, one of the three Socialists whom Music/AliceCooper alluded to in the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' quote at the end of the last paragraph.[[/note]], but has hurt the city socially and economically by stigmatizing it as a stodgy, blue-collar town. In fact, GarryMarshall, the shows' producer, had never even stepped foot in the state of Wisconsin until the statue's dedication. So much of an This is such a big issue is this locally that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, upon being elected in 2004, quipped that one of his goals was to let the world know that "[[TakeThat Laverne and Shirley don't live here anymore.]]"
18th Dec '16 11:50:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' universe, Milwaukee is the known as "The Most Romantic City on Earth" and the "Birthplace of [[TenWithATwo Beer Goggles]]."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' universe, Milwaukee is the known as "The Most Romantic City on Earth" and the "Birthplace of [[TenWithATwo Beer Goggles]].BeerGoggles."
7th Jun '16 10:40:30 AM themisterfree
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* Though ''Series/That70sShow'' was set in the fictional town of Point Place, the characters sometimes journeyed here, primarily when they needed to visit Hyde's real father and his record store business.
25th May '16 9:17:03 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Bay View''': Just down the lake from the Third Ward. Bay View wasn't part of Milwaukee until the turn of the 20th century, but its residents still consider Bay View to be socially and culturally different from the rest of Milwaukee, even more that usual. They even tend to list their addresses technically incorrectly as "Bay View, WI." Indeed, Bay View does retain a "small town" feel and its commercial center, Kinnickinnick Avenue, is not unlike many small town Main Street's (albeit, with a more urban and [[BourgeoisBohemian bohemian]] flair). It was also the site of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_View_Massacre Bay View Massacre]] in 1886 as laborers went on strike to demand an eight hour work week.

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* '''Bay View''': Just down the lake from the Third Ward. Bay View wasn't part of Milwaukee until the turn of the 20th century, but its residents still consider Bay View to be socially and culturally different from the rest of Milwaukee, even more that usual. They even tend to list their addresses technically incorrectly as "Bay View, WI." Indeed, Bay View does retain a "small town" feel and its commercial center, Kinnickinnick Avenue, is not unlike many small town Main Street's (albeit, with a more urban and [[BourgeoisBohemian bohemian]] flair). It was also the site of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_View_Massacre Bay View Massacre]] in 1886 as laborers went on strike to demand an eight hour eight-hour work week.
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6th Apr '16 6:44:51 PM karstovich2
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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]).

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Famous people from Greater Milwaukee include OprahWinfrey, Les Paul, [[Music/SteveMillerBand Steve Miller]], Gene Wilder, Heather Graham, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet and Speech (of Arrested Development... the hip hop group, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment not the TV show]]).show]]), and Golda Meir (who came to Milwaukee at the age of six and grew up on the North Side).
9th Mar '16 6:52:54 AM Hossmeister
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* '''Far Southside''': When Music/TheBeatles toured Milwaukee in 1964, Music/JohnLennon famously quipped that Milwaukee southsiders reminded him of [[OopNorth Liverpudlian scousers]]. Indeed, most of what people think of as the "traditional" Milwaukee south side applies here as the area is marked by a now-aging population of blue-collar Polish and Serbian Catholics, many of whom pack into Serb Hall for the traditional Friday night fish fry. This area also tends to be more conservative, politically and socially, than the rest of Milwaukee, and (right or wrong) many of its residents draw comparisons to [[AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]]... especially its infamous [[GrumpyOldMan Alderman Bob Donovan]].

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* '''Far Southside''': When Music/TheBeatles toured Milwaukee in 1964, Music/JohnLennon famously quipped that Milwaukee southsiders reminded him of [[OopNorth Liverpudlian scousers]]. Indeed, most of what people think of as the "traditional" Milwaukee south side applies here as the area is marked by a now-aging population of blue-collar Polish and Serbian Catholics, many of whom pack into Serb Hall for the traditional Friday night fish fry. This area also tends to be more conservative, politically and socially, than the rest of Milwaukee, and (right or wrong) many of its residents draw comparisons to [[AllInTheFamily [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]]... especially its infamous [[GrumpyOldMan Alderman Bob Donovan]].
27th Dec '15 10:05:36 PM fabriciosoares
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* "Milwaukee Sky Rocket" by Braid

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