• 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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  • "U.S.S. Rock" crew at commissioning party with Eddie Peabody

    "Banjo King" Eddie Peabody entertains at the commissioning party for the submarine "U.S.S. Rock" in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on October 22, 1943. Taken from the back of the stage looking out past Peabody…

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  • Macabi party at Silver Lake Hotel

    In a side view taken from one end of the bar, uniformed sailors from the USS Macabi, several with drinks in hand, crowd around the bar at Martin Ouker's Silver Lake Hotel during the Macabi's commissio…

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  • Crowd at bond and stamp drive rally

    Kadow, Francis M

    In this undated photograph of a World War II nighttime bond and stamp drive rally in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a crowd of Manitowoc residents, most with their backs to the camera, stand in the middle of S…

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  • Bar at Peto commissioning party

    Kadow, Francis M

    Three men and a woman stand behind a temporary bar that has been set up at radio station WOMT in Manitowoc, Wisconsin for the Peto commissioning party that was held on November 20, 1942. The men, at l…

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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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