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Mean While in WI #6665508
11/14/19 08:40 AM
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La Crosse, WI
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Just typical small town bar in WI I'm guess most of us here know a place like this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3uSkN11MOQ

Mac


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665512
11/14/19 08:42 AM
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The wife showed me that last night. Those are the best types of bars to go to. You can have the loud music and karaoke nights, give me some locals drinking $1 beers.

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665516
11/14/19 08:45 AM
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Typical northwoods bar ya betcha!

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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665521
11/14/19 08:48 AM
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Is that guy wearing one of them Stormy Kromah hats ?


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Nessmuck] #6665525
11/14/19 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Is that guy wearing one of them Stormy Kromah hats ?


Da official headwear of da Nort'

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665528
11/14/19 08:54 AM
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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665535
11/14/19 09:05 AM
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Ever been in Black River Falls on Saturday night of the deer opener? What a hoot!


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665539
11/14/19 09:09 AM
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The small country bar one of my wife's relatives owed was really something..It was run by their parents for years before they took over..don't think they ever took anything off the wall once it was posted.. Had a sign on wall by the men's room said "Coon Feed Saturday Night" Date was Nov something 1930..Amazing that sign hung there all them years no one stole it. Bar is still there but lost lot of it's flavor when Leona sold years ago..
Still called Leo & Leona's but been remodeled and brought up to current codes..I have to say I haven't been in there since the auction when they sold..Was fun to let my kids shoot hillbillies on the old 10 cent arcade game that still worked.
Anyone who knew the bar would know what I'm talking about. Place had some real character to it. I used to stop there sometimes around noon when running my trap line. Grab a soda and some cheese curds..

Leo and Leona's @ New Berg's Corner..
https://lacrossetribune.com/news/lo...9823298-7fdd-11df-bed1-001cc4c002e0.html



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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665549
11/14/19 09:15 AM
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Our first house was two doors from the Mirror Bar in Dacada. Only open on the weekends, run by the same family for 60 some years. Walked out more than once forgetting to pay, just settled up when I went back.

If Nick was out back tending garden, we just grabbed a beer out of the cooler and let him know.

And don't ask for a beer during a game (packers, badgers, brewers), wait for the commercial break.

And we voted Nick Mayor of the town. There's only a dozen and a half houses there.

I miss living close to that place some times.

Same story Mac, old signs, brewers pics, all kinds of stuff on the walls.

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665563
11/14/19 09:29 AM
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Back in the 60s at deer camp north of Jump River the older fellas would take us boys to Rosie's Bar in Jump River. What a gal Rosie was! Got a picture of her somewhere, with a big ol' cigar in her fingers. Then it was back to deer camp late in the evening in the wagon pulled by a tractor on a logging road. Dad took us boys out of school for deer camp, said we got a better education in the woods than we would have had inside four walls. After all these years I couldn't agree more.


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665566
11/14/19 09:35 AM
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grew up in bars like that. we sued to snowmobile around alot

any time someone was ordering a beer they asked me if I wanted a coke , sure , I would about float out.

my wife grew up in bowling alley bars fairly similar in WI

that bar was missing about 3 families with kids all walking around drinking and talking with the arms of their snow suits tied around their waist.

My great aunt tended bar for years happy hour started at 5pm with a free beer a 7 oz tapper like you could drink just one of those.


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6665610
11/14/19 10:46 AM
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We own a house 22 miles east of Westboro since 1999 and we hear stories about Rosie yet today.

We went to on of Charlie's shows in Sheboygan two years ago. There are really funny and entertaining.
I remember when in HS I lived about 15 miles from BRF. We would drive down and drive through the town on the opening Sunday night of the season and see hundreds of deer tied to the hoods and trunks of cars. That is when Jackson CO led the state in deer kill every year. Of course if any of us had got a deer we would tie that on as well, we wanted to be part of the action.

Bryce

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: bblwi] #6665635
11/14/19 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bblwi
We own a house 22 miles east of Westboro since 1999 and we hear stories about Rosie yet today.

We went to on of Charlie's shows in Sheboygan two years ago. There are really funny and entertaining.
I remember when in HS I lived about 15 miles from BRF. We would drive down and drive through the town on the opening Sunday night of the season and see hundreds of deer tied to the hoods and trunks of cars. That is when Jackson CO led the state in deer kill every year. Of course if any of us had got a deer we would tie that on as well, we wanted to be part of the action.

Bryce

I remember BFR at deer season, always had big "Welcome Hunters!" sign hanging over main street..

My dad used to sometimes tend bar at Roy & Irene's....Tompsons Bar in Hatfield in the late 60s -70s.. Our old family cottage is still there but has been sold. All our family still has places in the Hatfield area though. I remember they had coins painted red in the till.. Roy or Irene would sometimes give us kids could play the juke box or and arcade game.. Guess when the juke box guy came them coins went right back in till didn't count towards vendor cut.
When we were hunting deer out off old hwy 54 dad always like to make at least one trip to Pray.. That bar there run by couple old gals was a hoot to stop at.. We still go to pray couple times a summer on our quads for burger and beer.. Still two bars there and one still close to the flavor one run by the old gals..

I always feel comfortable in them little bars to this day because kinda grew up in them..Can be a few where ya get looked at side ways as out sider. Really haven't run into many of them though.

Mac


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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665638
11/14/19 11:42 AM
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Great video. Nailed almost to a T. I dont see too many guys drinking out of bottles though until Friday or Saturday night. Usually tappers.

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665852
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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Nelly] #6665862
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During the 1920s the county I live in had 127 milk processing places, be that cheese, milk, etc. There was almost always a small feed mill general store there as well and with the milk being brought in daily or every other day the farmers made many trips to the dairies. Most places had one or maybe two bars at each place.
The farmers would bring their milk, buy some feed and stop for some shots, a beer or so and several hands of Sheephead. This area is still very heavily Germanic in heritage and in those days even more so. Several of the corner bars are still active but most are gone. A few also were where furs were bought as buyers would make the rounds. Some of these places had some odor issues for sure. Some of the older photos I have seen were really quite revealing on how the area lived, worked and functioned in those days.

Bryce

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: bblwi] #6665879
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Originally Posted by bblwi
During the 1920s the county I live in had 127 milk processing places, be that cheese, milk, etc. There was almost always a small feed mill general store there as well and with the milk being brought in daily or every other day the farmers made many trips to the dairies. Most places had one or maybe two bars at each place.
The farmers would bring their milk, buy some feed and stop for some shots, a beer or so and several hands of Sheephead. This area is still very heavily Germanic in heritage and in those days even more so. Several of the corner bars are still active but most are gone. A few also were where furs were bought as buyers would make the rounds. Some of these places had some odor issues for sure. Some of the older photos I have seen were really quite revealing on how the area lived, worked and functioned in those days.

Bryce

What town is that Bryce? Denmark or Kiel?

Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Pike River] #6665885
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I live 8 miles east of Kiel which puts me 12 miles west of Lake Michigan and about 40 miles south of Denmark.

Used to drive over to Hatfield to swim after baling hay and milking the cows. Then we would go and roller skate for a few hours. We lived about 15 miles west of Hatfield and driving during the night in the 60s one would want at least two extra people in the car as extra eyes to help see all the deer we would see along the roads. Every one slowed down in the fall as they knew about the rut. Many deer got smacked in the spring when the does drove last year's fawns away so they could fawn out. Those young deer were not so smart for sure.

Bryce

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Re: Mean While in WI [Re: Macthediver] #6665889
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Muskrat, Rosie sold out and opened a place near Bruce. She has passed. The original Jump River Rosie's is now the Bears Den, but Pitrowski's is a short walk and still open. She yodel's, play music, sings, and has cats in there like crazy. Yep for your birthday you had to buy her a shot and the cigar yes. She was one tough old bird. Movie rights were sold to Hollywood but never got produced.

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