October 19, 2006

Quote For The Day

Milwaukeeans have never been noted for precipitous haste in undertaking costly civic improvements
Found in Beertown Blazes 'A Century Of Milwaukee Firefighting' by R. L. Nailen and James Haight, which I found on the display table at the Central library. The book gives more of a feel of how the city grew than anything else I've read, and describes such horrifying disasters as the grain elevator fire which produced 6000 bushels of popped corn.

I'm actually pleased by the city's lack of precipitous haste with regard to the recent so-called civic improvement that was to be an inflexible light rail system, but the wording struck me as perfect.

Posted by triticale at October 19, 2006 09:46 AM | TrackBack
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