Instead of loading up a cake with 175 candles, we decided to dig into the first century and three-quarters (and beyond!) of Milwaukee’s history. And, well … there’s a lot.
We’re barely scratching the surface of what has made our city Milwaukee over all these years. What we have assembled here, though, has a little of it all: the momentous, the formative, the outlandish. It’s the kind of stuff we can’t wait to use to impress people at the next cocktail party or happy hour meetup, whenever those may be.
Oh, and stick around for our peek at what Milwaukee might look like after its next 175 years. Hint: You might load our 350th anniversary issue directly into your cerebral cortex.
To read about all of this and more, click here.
In between a sesquicentennial (150 years) and a bicentennial (200 years), there are a bunch of Latin-derived words used for a 175th anniversary: dodransbicentennial, dequasbicentennial, dosquicentennial, demisemiseptcentennial, quartoseptcentennial, terquasquicentennial and our personal favorite, septaquintaquinquecentennial. None, understandably, has caught on.