I had a fantastic time talking to the folks at the Wauwatosa Senior Center on March 21st. It was great to see everybody! Below are a few photos from the event.
I had a great time talking about "Murder in Wauwatosa" at a meeting of the Wauwatosa Historical Society on Jan. 8, 2013. We met at the First Congregational Church at the corner of Church Street and Menomonee River Parkway. This is the church that sponsored my Boy Scout troop when I was young. My father,... Continue Reading →
I was able to present a program on my book at the Wauwatosa Public Library on Sept. 25, 2012. This is my hometown library, and I was thrilled to see so many former neighbors, classmates and co-workers there. Thanks to Cathy Breitenbucher for server as staff photographer on this one! And thanks to everyone who... Continue Reading →
Just added to my world tour: Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., book signing at the Starbucks at 1585 N. National Road, Columbus, Ind., (812) 314-0934. I'll try to set up a projector or laptop with loads of images from the book and other related images that could not appear in the book for one reason... Continue Reading →
Final page proof corrections have been sent to The History Press. A selection of mighty fine author photos that my wife took have been sent. A much better and more readable map of 1930 Wauwatosa is there, too. I'm done ... unless they tell me I messed something up. Now it's marketing time (please buy... Continue Reading →
Hi folks. I've added several more photos to the site. Of particular interest to fans of Wauwatosa may be the addition of a couple old maps of town. One, which hangs in the entrance way of the Chancery Restaurant in The Village shows part of town when the street naming and house numbering systems were... Continue Reading →
I've got all sorts of images I can put on this site. I've already added some of the houses that Buddy Schumacher and his family lived in, as well as some of the sights one might see in The Village, Wauwatosa's downtown area. There's much more, a lot of which I'll have to scan in.... Continue Reading →
I've started posting photos of Wauwatosa areas that relate to the story of Buddy Schumacher's disappearance and murder. The first ones I posted concern the area where Buddy was headed when he disappeared ... the ominous-sounding Blackridge, an area that the Wauwatosa Fire Department used to flood in the 1920s and 1930s for use as... Continue Reading →