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Milwaukee: A City Built on Water

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244 pages, 5 maps, 7 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-87020-865-2

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By John Gurda

In Milwaukee: A City Built on Water, celebrated historian John Gurda expands on his popular Milwaukee Public Television documentary, relating the mucky history of the waters that gave Milwaukee life--and occasionally threatened the city through erosion, invasive species, and water-borne diseases.

Telling tales of brewers, brickmakers, ecologists, and engineers, Gurda explores the city's complicated connection with its most precious resource and greatest challenge. You'll meet the generations of people, from a Potawatomi chief to fur traders and fishermen, who settled on the small spit of land known as Jones Island; learn how Milwaukee's unique water composition creates its distinct cream-colored bricks; visit Wisconsin's first waterparks; and see how city leaders transformed the Milwaukee River, once described as a "vast sewer with an "odorous tide," into today's lively and lovely Riverwalk.

By John Gurda

In Milwaukee: A City Built on Water, celebrated historian John Gurda expands on his popular Milwaukee Public Television documentary, relating the mucky history of the waters that gave Milwaukee life--and occasionally threatened the city through erosion, invasive species, and water-borne diseases.

Telling tales of brewers, brickmakers, ecologists, and engineers, Gurda explores the city's complicated connection with its most precious resource and greatest challenge. You'll meet the generations of people, from a Potawatomi chief to fur traders and fishermen, who settled on the small spit of land known as Jones Island; learn how Milwaukee's unique water composition creates its distinct cream-colored bricks; visit Wisconsin's first waterparks; and see how city leaders transformed the Milwaukee River, once described as a "vast sewer with an "odorous tide," into today's lively and lovely Riverwalk.

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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-865-2

Publication Year2018
Page Count232
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Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-865-2

Publication Year2018
Page Count232
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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