Solomon Juneau, Founder of Milwaukee


"Meeting of the Board of Supervisors Yesterday -- Appointment of Committee and Election of Officers -- Monument to Solomon Juneau. The chairman, Mr. Stemper, asked leave to offer a suggestion. He thought measures should be taken to for the erection of a monument to the founder of our city, Solomon Juneau. He thought it was due to the memory of that great man and none of our citizens would object to an appropriation for that purpose. The suggestion was received with much favor."---The Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, January 16, 1968.



Replica of Solomon Juneau's Cabin, 1822 - presented to the Milwaukee County Historical Society and the Milwaukee County Park Commission by Mrs. Anna Huttelet in memory of her father, Dr. Francis Huebschmann, Juneau's physician. Replaced by East Town Association July 16, 1988.



Juneau...has had little respect shown for his memory. In fact, the pioneers were more honored by the people of the interior than by their fellow citizens. Juneau's name has a place on the city map in connection with a short, swampy street in the lower portion of the Third Ward.... The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 21, 1878.



Juneau Park, located on Milwaukee's east side on Prospect Avenue between Juneau and Mason Streets




SOLOMON JUNEAU, first white settler of Milwaukee MDCCCXVIII




SOLOMON JUNEAU, first mayor of Milwaukee MLCCCXXXXVI

Photographs taken by David H. Pruszka of the Alliance Française of Milwaukee.


See also 1856 newspaper obituary of Juneau [Back to Library]

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