Matthew J. Prigge

Author & Historian



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Matthew J. Prigge is a freelance author and historian from Milwaukee. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming Damn The Old Tinderbox: The Gilded Age Fire that Shocked America. He wrote two weekly blogs for on topics of local history and created the What Made Milwaukee Famous radio series for WMSE radio 91.7. In the summers, he leads sightseeing tours for Milwaukee Boat Line. He lives with his wife and their three occasionally troublesome pet rats on Milwaukee’s East Side.

Read Matthew’s Milwaukee Magazine profile.

Watch Matthew on MPTV’s I Remember with Jim Peck.

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1 Comment

  1. Hello Matthew,
    I read your article on Dirty Helen a couple weeks ago. For some odd reason I recalled an event where she came to my house in the country. I didn’t remember why I remembered it was her until I talked with my Aunt Muriel. Aunt Muriel reminded me she came to the house frequently. Any way if you are still interested, my Aunt Muriel knew her well.

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