John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Ron Winkler, author of "Images of America: Bay View" will give a slide presentation on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 6:30 PM at the Tippecanoe Libary, 3912 S. Howell Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of his 128 page book and photo aerchive, available since early December and printed by Arfcadia Publishing, will be available for purchase for $ 21.99, with profits benefiting the Bay View Historical Society.
He recently retired from the Aldrich Chemical Company. He was born in Bay View, attended Dover Street Elementary School, Burdick Elementary School, and graduated from Bay View High School. A trained guide through Historic Milwaukee Incorporated, Ron leads tours of Bay View, Walker's Point and the North Point neighborhoods. He has written articles for Echo, Historic Milwaukee's newsletter, Bay View Compass, Bay View's community newspaper and is a historian for the Bay View Historical Society's newsletter.
Winkler will present an entertaining, informative talk complemented by slides about Bay View, which has part of the town for the Milwaukee Iron Company. It was also the site of the Bay View Massacre in 1886. In addition, he wll show slides and talk about the neighborhood surrounding the Tippecanoe Library.