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« on: February 22, 2013, 02:41:49 AM »

Monday, June 3, 2013
6:30 p.m., FIELD TRIP (5th Street and St. Paul Avenue)

 
Tory Hill and the Bloody Third Ward
 
Join Carl Baehr as he explores the Irish history and geography of Tory Hill and the Third Ward from the founding of Milwaukee to 1900; including events such as the Leahey Riot, Lady Elgin Disaster, Darby Carney and the Lynching of Marshall Clark, the Newhall House Fire and the Third Ward Fire. About 90 minutes. Wear your walking shoes. Meet at 6:30 PM at 5th Street and St. Paul Avenue. There should be plenty of parking on St. Paul westbound and on 5th.
 
Carl Baehr is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University (BS) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MLIS). He was director of Information Services at Trinity Memorial Hospital for twenty years, a librarian at public libraries in Cudahy and St. Francis and director of the Elm Grove Public Library. He was certified as a genealogist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and conducted a genealogical and historical research business for ten years. Baehr is the author of Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind their Names, The Avenues of Patrick's Cudahy, A Bibliography of Milwaukee City Maps, 1836-1935, and articles on local history. He is currently writing Dreams and Disasters: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee.
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