Birthplace of Flag Day

Stony Hill School in Waubeka Wisconsin is the birthplace of Flag Day.  Bernard J Cigrand, a then 19-year-old teacher at the school began specifically honoring the flag at the school on June 14, 1885.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day.  Today the school is a museum and site of annual Flag Day celebrations.  The last class was held in the school the same year.  The building stood empty until 1952 when restoration was finalized.

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December Milwaukee Lakefront Walk

An unusually warm December in Milwaukee continued with highs around 50 degrees mid-month.  I couldn’t think of a better reason to take an early evening walk along the public path behind the Harbor House restaurant on the lakefront.  Only one couple was out at that time, otherwise the area was empty.  Too bad, it was a great night. Hope you enjoy the images.   Shop prints at my online gallery

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Milwaukee Stop 2015

The 17th annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled through Wisconsin December 4-5, 2015 with 12 scheduled stops.  The Milwaukee stop was scheduled for 6:50pm, December 4th at the Amtrack station.  Thousands of people lined up early and holiday revelers young and old enjoyed the lights and live music. Prints available at

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