Whitefish Bay

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The abundance of whitefish in the Lake Michigan bay that frames this village gave it its name. The whitefish also helped feed the appetites of patrons of the resorts that once graced the community. Whitefish Bay quickly grew away from fishing and resorts to become the "Gold Coast" village north of Milwaukee. Nestled close enough to the city to allow an easy work commute, yet far enough away to provide an attractive community atmosphere, Whitefish Bay became a desirable location for families to put down roots. Stately homes went up alongside early farmhouses. Stores and other vibrant commercial enterprises quickly followed along with schools, churches, clubs, and organizations that continue to provide residents with a strong sense of community.
ISBN: 9780738583952
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The village's history will be of interest to anyone who has had the good fortune of living in Whitefish Bay or who may be researching the history of relatives from the area. The author has selected the best images from the hundreds of pictures in the Whitefish Bay Historical Society's extensive photographic archives—many of which were never before published—to narrate this visual voyage, charting the course of a lovely backwater transformed into a vibrant and inviting community.
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