EntertainmentInEarlyMilwaukeeIoA[Book: Larry Widen – 2007 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. “What did early Milwaukeeans do to have fun and relax? From the earliest tavern stages hosting traditional German plays and musicals, to the large travelling circus acts that arrived via the railroad, to the beer gardens, nickelodeons, and old grand cinemas that dominated the city’s landscape during the first half of the 20th century. In its heyday, Milwaukee had several classic amusement parks with roller coasters, fun houses, water rides, and more…” Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Theatre, Music, and Museums; Amusement Parks and Outdoors (includes Mineral Spring Park, Wonderland / Ravenna Park, Schlitz Park, Blatz Park, Pabst Garden, Wisconsin State Fair, State Fair Park, and Lake Park); Social Gathering Places; Hotels, Taverns, and Restaurants; Shopping; The Movies. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.