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Silver City

Episode 410: Shot in Summer 2014, first aired in March 2015

Located just minutes from the Menomonee Valley, I-94, downtown Milwaukee, and amenities such as the Hank Aaron State Trail, the Urban Ecology Center/Menomonee Valley branch, Three Bridges Park, Miller Park, and the Mitchell Park Domes, Silver City is one of Milwaukee’s most diverse and exciting neighborhoods, blending historic architecture with exciting and new retail and international dining opportunities. It is said that one could dine all over the world without leaving the neighborhood’s boundaries.

In the late 1880s, Menomonee Valley workers were paid in Silver Dollars, which they spent at nearby businesses. The strip of shops south of the Valley and along National Avenue earned its namesake from a stranger who, entering a saloon, saw a large pile of silver coins in a poker game and remarked, “Why, this must be Silver City!”