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On the Banks of the MKE River

Engineer, author and historian Thomas H. Fehring’s recent book, “The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee,” explores the city’s earliest manufacturing enterprises located on the banks of the Milwaukee River. He covers the important role that Bryan Kilbourn’s canal played in making hydro-power available to early companies and the important contributions of those companies and their employees. He tells the story of innovation in Milwaukee during the Century of Progress—the hundred years starting at the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War.


Tom Fehring

Tom Fehring is an engineer by training and practice, having worked for thirty-five years at Keeping the Lights On at Wisconsin Energy Corporation and its various subsidiaries. Early in his career, he also worked for a time at Falk Corporation, ... read more

Date: Tue, May 10, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Tom Fehring

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:390

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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