Milwaukee Essential Info

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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States. The city's population is 605,013 with an estimated total of 1,741,316 in the Milwaukee metropolitan area (2009). It is the 22nd largest city in the U.S. and is in the southeastern portion of the state on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

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  1. The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was built in Milwaukee in 1903.
  2. Christopher Latham Sholes invented the first typewriter in Milwaukee in 1867.
  3. Milwaukee’s first brewery opened in 1840.
  4. In the 1880s, Milwaukee had five English, four German and two Polish daily newspapers.
  5. Joseph Zimmerman created the first answering machine in 1948 in Milwaukee

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