Ten Milwaukee Facts That You Did Not Know
Milwaukee is one of those cities that you may not really hear much about, even if you live in the state of Wisconsin. If you are a traveler, half the fun is knowing some interesting things about the places you pass through and visit. Here are some fun facts that you may have not known that may wet your appetite for a visit to Wisconsin’s largest city.
- Milwaukee is actually the 22nd largest city in America.
- Milwaukee hosts the largest annual music festival that lasts 10 days every summer.
- The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee by Christopher Latham Sholes
- Milwaukee has the only skywalk that spans a river that is used by watercraft.
- Since the 1800’s Milwaukee has been known as the Beertown.
- The Milwaukee Public Museum is home to the largest Dinosaur skull.
- Gene Wilder aka Willy Wonka was born in Milwaukee WI.
- Milwaukee started out as a clutter of 3 settlements in the 1840’s, Juneautown, Kilbourntown and Walkers Point.
- Golda Meir has been one of Milwaukee’s famous former residents who became a world famous leader and now has a school in Milwaukee named after her.
- The flame-shaped light on top of the Milwaukee Gas Company building changes color to forecast the weather. Yellow forecasts cold, Red forecasts warm, and Blue predicts no change coming.
So the next time you are passing through this great city, think back to some of these fun facts and maybe take a look around and see if you can find some of your own fun facts about Milwaukee.