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French Roots of WI and MKE

Was Wisconsin once French territory? Is the UWM campus built on a farm site that once belonged to a lawyer whose ancestors left France in 1765? Does the Wisconsin River have its source at a lake with a French name? Is Racine French for root? Mais oui! Drop that brat and grab a baguette as Monsieur Brian Fette tells the story of how, from Prairie du Chien to Hartford Avenue, it was once all La Nouvelle France.


Brian Fette

Brian Fette, Milwaukee historian, researcher and speaker, discovered a flour mill existed just blocks from home in 1856 and so began grinding flour to learn the art of bread making. He shares lessons learned and a bit of history from ... read more

Date: Wed, Nov 10

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Brian Fette

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:372

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Live-stream capacity: 300

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