Audio tour

Audio tourMilwaukee: A Tale of Two Towns

Solo in Inglese

2 Fermate tour

  1. Sommario Auditour
  2. Sommario Auditour

    Welcome to Milwaukee. And more specifically, welcome to Kilbourntown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, founded in the early 19th Century by surveyor and politician Byron Kilbourn. You’ll start the tour here, at the western border of Kilbourntown, and journey eastward. You’ll eventually cross over the Milwaukee River. Then you’ll explore the oldest part of Milwaukee, a neighborhood called Juneautown, which was founded by Solomon Juneau, a French-Canadian fur trader and land speculator. These two settlements – and a third, lesser-development settlement to the south of here called Walker’s Point – formed a shaky alliance, and made up the entirety of what is now modern Milwaukee. Kilbourntown and Juneautown were especially at odds in the early days. Their rivalry turned violent during a dispute now known as the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845, which we’ll get to later on.

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    Photo “Milwaukee from the harbor” by designatednaphour is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  3. 1 The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
  4. 2 Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
  5. 3 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  6. 4 Milwaukee Public Museum
  7. 5 Milwaukee Theatre
  8. 6 Mader’s Restaurant
  9. 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  10. 8 The Milwaukee River
  11. 9 The Pabst Theater
  12. 10 Milwaukee City Hall
  13. 11 Cathedral Square Park
  14. 12 The Milwaukee Club
  1. Sommario Auditour

    Welcome to Milwaukee. And more specifically, welcome to Kilbourntown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, founded in the early 19th Century by surveyor and politician Byron Kilbourn. You’ll start the tour here, at the western border of Kilbourntown, and journey eastward. You’ll eventually cross over the Milwaukee River. Then you’ll explore the oldest part of Milwaukee, a neighborhood called Juneautown, which was founded by Solomon Juneau, a French-Canadian fur trader and land speculator. These two settlements – and a third, lesser-development settlement to the south of here called Walker’s Point – formed a shaky alliance, and made up the entirety of what is now modern Milwaukee. Kilbourntown and Juneautown were especially at odds in the early days. Their rivalry turned violent during a dispute now known as the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845, which we’ll get to later on.

    Licenses:

    Photo “Milwaukee from the harbor” by designatednaphour is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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