Holocaust Memorial


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This memorial lists the names of the concentration camps from WWII and is located outside the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Remembering the Lost


Riding the same bus route every day I notice things that change on the streets. A couple weeks ago four separate memorials appeared along Burleigh within only a few blocks. This is a tough part of town and I’ve seen these makeshift sites from time to time, but never four in one week. Over the Easter weekend there were seven shootings in Milwaukee, five of them within two hours on Saturday, April 4.

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Aaron M. Harmon, Sr., 24th and Burleigh.

Aaron got into an argument with Jeremy Green in a bar on 52nd and Hampton. They each went to their cars and got weapons and continued the argument outside the bar. They fired on each other and both died. Aaron was 24. Jeremy was 33.

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“Lee”, 27th and Burleigh.

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“Money Movin Moo”, 28th and Burleigh.

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No name, 32nd and Burleigh.

Thanks to Joel, who drove me to see these more closely. May they truly rest in peace.

Milwaukee County Asylum Cemetery


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The county developed the large open area around what is known as the “county grounds” and removed the community gardens to build a large stormwater overflow basin. For the most part they have tried to restore habitat after reshaping the land. There is a trail a little over two miles long encircling the basin and you can see deer, fox, owls, etc.  Yesterday evening the frogs were super loud.

This stand of trees was also left intact, the last bit of the county asylum burial grounds.

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My son and I climbed the hill to see how the place was doing. I had shared a post on this place a few years ago.

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There used to be signs on some of the trees but few remain.

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Love remains intact.

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This makeshift memorial wasn’t here the last time I was here.

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