The Immigrants to Milwaukee from the Arab World:

Most of the immigration from the Arab world between 1890s and late 1930s came from Greater Syria and, in particular, from Mount Lebanon. In Milwaukee, most of the first Arab immigrants came from a village called Ayn Bairdeh to participate in the Chicago Fair, where they enchanted Fair visitors with their demonstration of Arabian horsemanship and folk dances. After the fair ended some decided to stay and chose to settle in different Midwestern cities including Milwaukee.

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