• Brewers and breweries in Manitowoc

    When, where, and who stewed the brews at the first brewery in Manitowoc? Frederick Kunz deliciously details all in this tale of Manitowoc history.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction00:00:52-Part 2 Origin of…

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  • World War No. II veteran's party

    Program from a "welcome home" party for World War II veterans held August 6, 1946 at the Armory Building on the fair grounds in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. On the inside pages of the program is a schedule o…

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  • A two million dollar splash - and 10 more six million dollar splashes coming!

    This four page 8.5" x 11" leaflet promotes Manitowoc as "the brightest industrial center in the Middle West," with a strong wartime economy in which local companies are engaged in the manufacture of m…

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  • Defense officials direct city's first blackout

    Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.)

    Newspaper clipping from the Manitowoc Herald-Times, August 5, 1942, with pictures of Manitowoc defense officials directing the city’s first World War II practice blackout, which was a test restricted…

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  • History of St. Nazianz

    Melvin Tracy and Anselm Platten trace a fascinating account of the people who settled and developed the St. Nazianz area.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction00:00:54-Part 2 Father Ambrose Oswald, founder of…

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  • Twas the day before Xmas

    Strauss, Simon

    This two-page hand-written poem was found among the possessions of Simon Strauss, who worked at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company "shipyards" during World War II. It was passed on to family members b…

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