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Milwaukee Facts

The city of Milwaukee is one of the most traveled to cities in the north central part of the United States. With the attractions and history of the area, it has become a much traveled to destination as well as a source of pride for its residents. But, here are 7 things you didn't know about Milwaukee.

  1. According to the United States Census, Milwaukee reached its peak in population in 1960 when it had 741,324 residents.

  2. One of the original founders of Milwaukie wsa Solomon Juneau, a French Canadian explorer. His son Joseph would go on to found the city of Juneau, Alaska.

  3. For many years, the accepted spelling of the city's name was "Milwaukie" before it was changed to the present day spelling of "Milwaukee". The community of Milwaukie, Oregon near Portland was named after the Wisconsin city before the spelling was changed to its current form.

  4. During the first half of the 1900s, Milwaukee elected three different mayors who were members of the Socialist political party.

  5. Milwaukee's nicknames include: Cream City, Brew City, Mil Town, The Mil, and The City of Festivals.

  6. Milwaukee has been home to two major league baseball teams in its history, both of which have originated in other cities. The Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee and played there until they moved on to settle in Atlanta. The Milwaukee Brewers franchise started as a very shortlived franchise known as the Seattle Pilots.

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  8. At one point, Milwaukee had been "awarded" both the "Most Overweight City In The United States" and "The Drunkest City In The United States" titles.

  9. Milwaukee possesses a unique history and sits in a region with a wide variety of recreational possibilities available. It truly is one of the great cities in America.

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