Milkwaukee's Weird Past

Elyse at Second Glance History decided to prepare for a trip to Milwaukee not by checking out its attractions on the internet, but by looking through the newspaper archives of the 19th century. What she found told her that Milwaukee was famous for cheese, old maids, theatrical cats, and haunted places. And puns.

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Milwaukee boasts of a haunted distillery, which is just the place where one would naturally look for spirits.
– The Columbian, October 1, 1875

Check out quite a few newspaper blurbs that tell us about all those things, in a post that’s filled with puns, both current and historical, cheesy but not hysterical, at Second Glance History. -via Strange Company

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