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Milwaukee: A City Built on Water (Zoom presentation)
January 28th, 2021
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/