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Milwaukee: A City Built on Water (Zoom presentation)
Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed it have been Milwaukee’s dominant natural resources since the days of the Potawatomi. Join me for a lively illustrated look at the lake and its adjacent watersheds. See how they served the community as transportation routes, recreational resources, and industrial corridors, and how they have weathered a cycle of heavy use and flagrant abuse to emerge as focal points of both celebration and concern in the twenty-first century. This talk is part of the programming around the Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Where the Waters Meet.” For details on the January 28 talk, go to https://milwaukeehistory.net/visit/events/