Billie the Brownie and Meatec the Eskimo on top of the decorated streetcars in the Christmas parade on Vliet Street. Dave Ernst Russ Hobby Shop on center across from St. Beneath The Street, Klaus Arcade, Manning's, Uncle Bob's Music on Fon du Lac and the go kart track behind Bob's, Ruby Chev.
Whenever we would come to Milwaukee we would have to stop for ice cream at the Milk Jug.I have been reading this sight for at least an hour and this sight has literally brought tears to my eyes.I grew up on the North Side of Milwaukee (6th & North) and I have a lot of memories from the '50s-'70s, such as: Hartung Ford (3rd & Chambers), Rank & Son Dodge (3rd & Burleigh), Radio Doctors (3rd & Wells / 3rd & North), The YMCA (6th & North), Gimbels-Schusters (3rd & Garfield) and J. Let's not forget The Fruit Ranch Market, Kroger Krambo Supermarkets, Clark Super 100 service stations, Enco ("Put a Tiger in Your Tank-Happy Motoring") service stations and "Love That Wisco 99" service stations. On a final note, remember the Washington Park Zoo, and the Briggs & Stratton plant on Teutonia & Center??When you were thirsty, you asked where the nearest "bubbler" was. West of Calhoun Road on the south side of Bluemound was a wonderful restaurant called The Milk Jug. The building was shaped something like the famous Kool Aid pitcher, and through the glass back wall of the restaurant you could watch them milking the cows.And how about the old horse drinking fountains that in the 1950's were converted to large flower gardens?? My brother and I used to hitchhike to Greenfield Park to play golf.