Summerfest. German Fest. The Great Circus Parade. Not
just these, but, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Pearl Jam
and many others. These are just a few of the exciting
entertainment events that one can enjoy in the great city of
Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a city that is known for its great
festivals and its variety of entertainment spectacles.
Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Its
population is 628,088 and has a population density of 6,543
persons per square mile. In 1995 the population growth of
the was 1.3%. Milwaukee covers an area of 96 square miles.
Milwaukee began as a Native American trading post in 1674,
and settlement began as early as 1835. The city was
incorporated in 1848 and has been growing ever since.
Economically, there are nearly 275,000 people employed in
Milwaukee, with an unemployment rate of 6.2% and a per
capita income of $21,797 (1995 World Almanac).
Milwaukee is predominately dominated by the ethnics of
Germany. Milwaukee is currently the largest German
dominated city in the United States. This settlement by
German immigrants has led to great prosperity for the city
of Milwaukee as shown by the boom in the beer industry.
Pabst, Schlitz, Miller all are directly related to the
influx of Germans into this area we call Milwaukee. The
beer industry has built Milwaukee into a well-known city.
The contributions the German immigrants made to this city
have led to great events in the recent past and that will
continue forever. One event, that just happened in May, was
the visit by German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Kohl's visit to
Milwaukee embraced the entire city. Chancellor Kohl and
President Clinton met in Milwaukee and the German people
celebrated as they do at German Fest.
German Fest is a festival to recognize people of...