Milwaukee: A Tale of Two Towns

Milwaukee, WI, United States
Est. 4.6km / 1 hr 30 mins / Map

Milwaukee: A Tale of Two Towns - Cya On The Road

Welcome to Milwaukee. And more specifically, welcome to Kilbourntown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, founded in the early 19th Century by surveyor and politician Byron Kilbourn. You’ll start the tour here, at the western border of Kilbourntown, and journey eastward. You’ll eventually cross over the Milwaukee River. Then you’ll explore the oldest part of Milwaukee, a neighborhood called Juneautown, which was founded by Solomon Juneau, a French-Canadian fur trader and land speculator. These two settlements – and a third, lesser-development settlement to the south of here called Walker’s Point – formed a shaky alliance, and made up the entirety of what is now modern Milwaukee. Kilbourntown and Juneautown were especially at odds in the early days. Their rivalry turned violent during a dispute now known as the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845, which we’ll get to later on.Licenses:Photo “Milwaukee from the harbor” by designatednaphour is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Get the best experience with the app

The Cya On The Road app gives you an itinerary of 15 hidden gems with fascinating stories, complete with audio guides, maps, top rated nearby hotels, cheap flights, car hire deals, attraction discounts and the best local eats.

Get the app now and search for Milwaukee: A Tale of Two Towns.

Share with a mate

See more