Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past

Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past
Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past
Price: $18.95
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By: John Gurda

Cream City Chronicles is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. These stories, each featuring a historic photograph, represent the best of Gurda's popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994. Find yourself transported back to another time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders. Follow the development of Milwaukee's distinctive neighborhoods, its rise as a port city and industrial center, and its changing political climate. From singing mayors to summer festivals, from blueblood weddings to bloody labor disturbances, Cream City Chronicles offers a generous sampling of tales that express the true character of a hometown metropolis.

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-one books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, churches, and industries. He is also a photographer, lecturer, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gurda is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award of Merit. The common thread in all his work is an understanding of history as "why things are the way they are.”


Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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Hardcover: $26.95
Paperback: $18.95
320 pages, 77 b&w photos, 5 1/2/ x 8 ½
ISBN: 9780870207587