Native Americans, Fertile Land, Pristine Waters. French Explorers and Trader Soloman Juneau. Exile of the Potawatomi.
Lake Michigan brings Settlers. Agricultural Plenty. Milwaukee's Three Founders Struggle for Supremacy. Milwaukee becomes a City, 1846.
King Wheat. Wheat Sows the Seeds of a Growing City. Railroads and Brash Byron Kilbourn.
Waves of German Immigrants, Beer, Brats, Gemutlichkeit, Milwaukee, "the German Athens of America"
Milwaukee becomes a Melting Pot; Irish, English, African-Americans. Ethnic Tensions, Abolitionist Fervor, and a Tragic Shipwreck. The Civil War.
Tanneries, Breweries, Slaughterhouses. Steam Engines, Machine Shops, Iron Rails. Plankinton, Pfister, Pabst, Miller, Allis. Milwaukee Grows Economic Muscle.