August 3, 2015

A Readers Review

Book 16 of 2015 was a very quick read, mainly because it consisted of multiple  mini-chapters of one of my favorite subjects: Milwaukee history. This compilation of stories details a journalist's varied tours through Milwaukee landmarks: known and unknown. So much interesting information was found, such as Milwaukee's buried Lake Emily, the Milwaukee location of one of the world's few existing building from Chicago's 1893 World's Fair, and the quip about the oldest city schoolhouse now being used as a tavern. And in case you don't now how to decipher the colored flame on top of the downtown Gas Light Building,
           When the flame is red, warm weather ahead.
          When the flame is gold, watch out for the cold.
          When the flame is blue, there's no change in view.
          When there's a flickering flame, expect snow or rain.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading up on some of Milwaukee's historic architecture, hidden historical gems, and fascinating stories of this wonderful city's rich past.

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