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Doors Open - Sim's 85th Anniversary

By MPL Staff on Sep 18, 2014 8:39 AM

85 years ago, before Gertie the Duck, Samson the Gorilla and Hank the Dog, there was Sim, the lion who came to live in the Central Library.

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Henry David Thoreau - Plaque Dedication in Milwaukee 9/27

By Heather S on Sep 12, 2014 11:05 AM

On June 27th 1861, Henry David Thoreau and his traveling companion, Horace Mann, Jr., arrived in Milwaukee by train. They stayed one night at the Lake House Hotel on Ferry and Lake Streets, site of today's Colectivo Coffee.    

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Canada Declares War!

By Tim on Sep 10, 2014 9:23 AM

It was 75 years ago today when Canada officially declared war upon Nazi Germany to join the United Kingdom and France in World War II.

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