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History of Latinos in Milwaukee Mural

By Heather on Sep 19, 2014 10:38 PM

"'The History of Latinos in Milwaukee' is a mural, located on the north wall of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School building. It was conceived and executed by Robert Cisneros, Latino Arts, Inc. visual artist-in-residence, between January and October, 1995. The mural documents the migration of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other Latin Americans to Milwaukee from the early 1900s to the 1970s against a backdrop of historical…

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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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