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.
Learn about the history of Bay View on a historical walking tour on Saturday, August 4th at 9:30 am. The Northern Border Walk, sponsored by the Bay View Historical Society was designed by Ron Winkler, author of the book Bay View, published by Arcadia Publishing in December, 2011. You may purchase copies of Ron's book for $ 21.99 which he will sign.
Registration and start of the walk will take place at 9:00 am at Stone Creek Coffee, 2266 S. Kinninckinnic Ave. (corner of Kinnickinnic, Lincoln and Howell). The cost of this event is $ 5.00 for Bay View Historical Society members and $ 7.00 for non-members.
Ron Winkler and Greg Wernisch will be the tour guides. Greg's tour will last approximately two hours and Ron's more detailed tour will be slightly longer.
The walk's first section is in the residential area north of Lincoln Ave and east of Kinnickinnic Ave.. The second section is centered in the industrial area north of Bay St. The final section is along Kinnickinnic Ave. with its historical buildings. Most of the Northern Boirder Walk is unfamiliar to even Bay View residents.