Fernando “Fernie” Orozco, 31, recently moved back to Milwaukee and remembers the way his stepdad and grandfather smelled after coming home from jobs in the tannery and on the farm. Unfortunately, he said, these types of family- sustaining jobs don’t exist in Milwaukee anymore.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar Mendez is a beat reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, covering Clarke Square, the neighborhood in which he lives. Prior to joining the team at NNS he was a feature writer for El Conquistador Newspaper in Milwaukee, and a web writer/reporter for Scene262.com in Racine.