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“Wicked Milwaukee” by Yance Marti

June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

“Wicked Milwaukee” by Yance Marti
Arcadia Publishing ~ The History Press

The Cream City of yesteryear was a dingy haven for scofflaws and villains. Red-light districts peppered downtown’s landscape, but none had the enduring allure of River Street, where Kitty Williams and Mary Kingsley operated high-class brothels. Chinese opium dens flourished in the backrooms of laundries. The demise of the Whiskey Ring brought down local distillers in a nationwide scandal that nearly reached the Oval Office. As a result, Police Chief John Janssen and the Committee to Investigate White Slavery and Kindred Vice waged a protracted battle to contain the most brazen offenses. Local historian and founder of OldMilwaukee.net

Yance Marti uncovers the rough and rowdy blackguards who once made Milwaukee infamous.


This event will be held in the cafeteria of the Beulah Brinton Community Center.


June 3, 2019
7:00 pm
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Beulah Brinton Community Center
2555 S Bay St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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(414) 481-2494

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