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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. 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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