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Carl Sandburg's Town of Wauwatosa Home Found?

By MPL Staff on Jan 10, 2020 5:00 PM

Finding an old address shouldn't be hard to find. Just check city directories and phone books. Unless it's Pulitzer Prize poet Carl Sandburg's Hawley Rd. home in the former Town of Wauwatosa, which didn't use address numbers until it adopted Milwaukee's 1930 street address grid system.

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Milwaukee Streetcar Past Resurfaces

By MPL Staff on Oct 20, 2019 2:59 PM

Last year, after a 60 year absence, streetcars returned to Milwaukee with The Hop. Recently, a remnant of Milwaukee’s streetcar past resurfaced after being paved over 70 years ago. One of this year's road construction projects is the replacement of the N. Port Washington Rd. bridge over W. Capitol Dr.

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The Color of Law in Milwaukee's Carleton's Addition

By MPL Staff on Sep 6, 2018 10:00 AM

The Milwaukee Public Library has book club discussions of Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law, before he speaks about his critically-acclaimed indictment of public policies aiding and abetting racial segregation at the MATC Cooley Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30 p.m.

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