MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Birdseye Map (1872)

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Birdseye map of Milwaukee by Bailey in 1872
US40 #39 MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (Birdseye Map, 1872, Bailey)
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Date: 1872
Author: Bailey
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Bailey's birdseye depiction of Milwaukee, Wisconsin [gmap] is a good one.

The print depicts an impossibly busy port, showing riverine barges and boats of the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, and Milwaukee Rivers giving way to larger ships plying Lake Michigan's choppier waters.

Never spent much time in Milwaukee, but it seems like a place I'd like. A town almost as identified with beer brewing as my own St. Louis. I'm sure there are other similarities. Y'all managed to only lose around 25% of your mid-century population (compared to our 60%+), so you must be doing something right.

Seems too damn cold, though.

Edit: My Grandmother tells me that a Great-Uncle of mine named Frank Zeidler was the mayor of Milwaukee throughout the 1950s. Never met the guy, and hadn't known that.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Milwaukee's history, check out the Wisconsin Historical Society's website.



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