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West Milwaukee,WI, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE
N 43° 01.094 W 087° 58.954
16T E 419935 N 4763307
Quick Description: West Milwaukee is a village in Milwaukee County, WI, USA. The population was 4,201 at the 2000 census.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 4:29:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMDM07
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
Formerly a part of the Town of Wauwatosa and the Town of Greenfield, West Milwaukee became a village in 1906. The influx of industry (Pauling and Harnischfeger located here in 1904. (New roads, railroads, and streetcars to service the area), the swelling of the population to 909, and strong leaders fueled the village's urge for independence. What was once an area "west" of the City of Milwaukee has become West Milwaukee, the center (or heart of) Milwaukee County. Large farms, estates, summer homes, and gravel pits have become homes, shops, and industries which happily coexist. Ethnicity, once almost purely European, now includes a more worldly cross section of African Americans, Hispanic, and Asian peoples. Many who have moved still have fond memories of growing up in West Milwaukee. The year 1906 was a monumentous one. The average worker earned $500. A tremendous earthquake hit San Francisco, the supposedly unsinkable Lusitania was launched, the Statue of Liberty was rededicated after being lit by electricity and the Village of West Milwaukee was born and has been moving forward for over 100 years.
Address: SouthEast corner of 56th Street & National Avenue

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