Gertie (HMPVF)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.33', W 87° 54.612'

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On September 25, 1997 Eppstein Uhen Architects-Milwaukee, presented this replica of "Gertie" to the City of Milwaukee, in appreciation of their 90 year partnership.

Gertie is the mallard that captivated the City and the Nation in 1945. Replacement of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge pilings were postponed when it was discovered that Gertie had made a home for her future family under this bridge. Gertie diverted attention as the world watched and awaited the arrival of this Mother's ducklings. At a grim time of war and depression in our nation's history Gertie and her family represented new life and hope.

Eppstein Uhen Architects gratefully acknowledges sculptor Gwendolyn Gillen, Mayor John Norquist, the RiverWalk District and the City of Milwaukee in their support.
Placed ByEppstein Uhen Architects and the City of Milwaukee
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425857 N 4765529
Decimal Degrees43.03883333, -87.91020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.33', W 87° 54.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 19.80" N, 87° 54' 36.72" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-310 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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