Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is a close-knit community with a long tradition of farming. Authors Anita and Larry Rowe have compiled this volume of photographs from the Oak Creek Historical Society, CNI newspapers, and many longtime residents to trace the history of Oak Creek from the turn of the century, when the community was mostly farmland, to its incorporation as a city in the 1950s. With this glimpse into Oak Creek's past, residents of all ages will delight in discovering the unique heritage of this city in southeastern Wisconsin. The images featured, many of which have never before been published, offer rare views into the daily lives of the area's early settlers at work and at play. Family histories, Oak Creek's struggle for an independent identity outside of the city of Milwaukee, the stories behind the historic buildings at the Oak Creek Historical Museum, and the colorful past of the city's taverns are all brought to life in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.