CHAPTER 1

Native Americans, Fertile Land, Pristine Waters. French Explorers and Trader Soloman Juneau. Exile of the Potawatomi.

Natives and Traders

CHAPTER 2

Lake Michigan brings Settlers. Agricultural Plenty. Milwaukee's Three Founders Struggle for Supremacy. Milwaukee becomes a City, 1846.

New Frontiers

CHAPTER 3

King Wheat. Wheat Sows the Seeds of a Growing City. Railroads and Brash Byron Kilbourn.

King Wheat

CHAPTER 4

Waves of German Immigrants, Beer, Brats, Gemutlichkeit, Milwaukee, "the German Athens of America"

Here Come the Germans

CHAPTER 5

Milwaukee becomes a Melting Pot; Irish, English, African-Americans. Ethnic Tensions, Abolitionist Fervor, and a Tragic Shipwreck. The Civil War.

Neighbors and Strangers

CHAPTER 6

Tanneries, Breweries, Slaughterhouses. Steam Engines, Machine Shops, Iron Rails. Plankinton, Pfister, Pabst, Miller, Allis. Milwaukee Grows Economic Muscle.

City of Industries