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Milwaukee is a Top Walking City

person walkingAccording to Prevention Magazine's annual survey with the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling's Best Places, Milwaukee ranks number 15 of the 25 best walking cities in the U.S. The survey points to the downtown RiverWalk as the reason Milwaukee did so well on the list.

To see how your own neighborhood ranks in terms of walkability check out the Walk Score Website. Type in your address to calculate your neighborhood's walking score and to view a list of places within walking distance.


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Milwaukee's Early Architecture

Milwaukee's Early Architecture.jpgJoin MPL on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to hear author Megan Daniels speak about her new book, Milwaukee's Early Architecture. The program will be held in Central Library's Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room.

History, ethnic roots and architectural trends all played a role in developing the variety of architecture in Milwaukee. Daniels tracks this development through the use of photographs from the collections of the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Books will be available for purchase and the author will autograph copies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library and Boswell Book Company.


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Now You Know! The Meaning of the Word Milwaukee

According to the website Milwaukee.org:

"Long before the first settlers came to this area, the Algonkian Indians had a special name for the land: Millioki, which means "gathering place by the waters." The Indians may have picked the name because they used the area for tribal gatherings or because they observed how three rivers (the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic and the Milwaukee) met before flowing into the waters of Lake Mie-sit-gan (Michigan)."

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