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The Main Street Moment: Fighting Back to Save the American Dream by Lee Saunders, Gerald McEntee

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CHAPTER SEVEN

Meet Scott Walker

HOW’S THIS FOR IRONY? Probably the coldest day I ever went out, actually night I went out, it was twenty-six below, and where do you think there was a water main break? Arctic Avenue.”

Brian Stafford has been in the Milwaukee Water Works department for thirty-one years. He’s the guy you want fixing a water main break in the cold of winter on Arctic Avenue. Brian was born in Milwaukee. He’s got a solid build, with large, thick hands. “What I enjoy about the water department is you’re someplace new every day. Just about the time you think you’ve seen everything, it’s ‘What the hell?’ You learn how to dress. You learn how to tolerate it.”

Arctic Avenue is up on the bluff, in a very pleasant residential area, the streets ...

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