History UsefulNotes / Milwaukee

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

24th Oct '15 5:20:34 PM Brainbin
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* ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' is set in Milwaukee, and (unlike most examples on this list) all location footage is shot there, since WebVideo/RedLetterMedia is based out of the city.
30th Sep '15 1:22:09 PM Sokudoningyou
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* '''Historic Third Ward''': Wedged between Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers, the Third Ward was originally a community of Irish immigrants. An inferno wiped out the neighborhood in 1892, which became a warehouse district for most of the 20th century. The combination of a boom of high-rise condominiums early in the 21st century, and the emergence of MIAD as a premier art school turned the area into an [[BourgeoisBohemian art district]] almost overnight. As such, many smaller, independent boutiques and art galleries can be found here.

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* '''Historic Third Ward''': Wedged between Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers, the Third Ward was originally a community of Irish immigrants. An inferno wiped out the neighborhood in 1892, which became a warehouse district for most of the 20th century. It was then predominantly an '''Italian'' community until the 794 freeway tore right through. (In a particular bit of irony, the very first recognized historical landmark building, the Our Lady of Pompeii church, was also demolished the same year of its recognition. It exists now as a plaque marking its previous location beneath the 794 overpass.) The combination of a boom of high-rise condominiums early in the 21st century, and the emergence of MIAD as a premier art school turned the area into an [[BourgeoisBohemian art district]] almost overnight. As such, many smaller, independent boutiques and art galleries can be found here.



* '''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).

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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).
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.
17th Apr '15 8:44:59 PM nombretomado
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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was founded in 1956 [[note]]out of a merger between the already established Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee on the upper east side to the University of Wisconsin Extension in Downtown Milwaukee[[/note]], and has since grown to boast one of the top film schools in the world. Many UWM Film School grads find work in Hollywood and over 100 episodes of {{CSI}} have been shot by UWM alumni. The film school is also credited for the numerous film festivals that now call Milwaukee's East Side home, the biggest of which is the Milwaukee Film Festival, which takes place every September and into October.

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was founded in 1956 [[note]]out of a merger between the already established Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee on the upper east side to the University of Wisconsin Extension in Downtown Milwaukee[[/note]], and has since grown to boast one of the top film schools in the world. Many UWM Film School grads find work in Hollywood and over 100 episodes of {{CSI}} ''Series/{{CSI}}'' have been shot by UWM alumni. The film school is also credited for the numerous film festivals that now call Milwaukee's East Side home, the biggest of which is the Milwaukee Film Festival, which takes place every September and into October.
12th Feb '15 1:29:05 AM Jabroniville
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* ''Series/That70sShow'' took place in a fictional Milwaukee suburb in Kenosha County. A few episodes even took place in Milwaukee itself.

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* ''Series/That70sShow'' took place in a fictional Milwaukee suburb in Kenosha County. A few episodes even took place in Milwaukee itself.
22nd Sep '14 9:46:49 PM GranChi
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Today, the north side is predominantly African-American, though the outer reaches have more of a racial mix, and is often stereotyped as a blighted {{Gangsterland}}. This is understandably a point of contention for many local residents, as the north side is a fairly large area with its share of middle-class residents; and only a handful of neighborhoods are truly as bad as portrayed on the local news, where many of the stereotypes come from.

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Today, the north side is predominantly African-American, though the outer reaches have more of a racial mix, and mix. It is often stereotyped as a blighted {{Gangsterland}}. This is understandably a point of contention for many local residents, as the north side is a fairly large area with its share of middle-class residents; and only a handful of neighborhoods are truly as bad as portrayed on the local news, where many of the stereotypes come from.
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