Badger Bars & Tavern Tales, Fun For Everyone

More Badger Bar Tales

I met Bill Moen, the author of these two humorous and fascinating Wisconsin Bar stories books, at the Valkyrie Brewery in Dallas (Dallas WISCONSIN, that is). For any lover of good humor, these books are great.  If you love humor, beer, and Wisconsin history in all of its often odd realms, then these are a … Continue reading

The Hazelwood Historic House Museum In Green Bay

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Known as the oldest home in Green Bay, the Hazelwood House, now an historical museum, has a pretty awesome view of the Fox River, though since I was there on an overcast day, the photos don’t do it justice.  It’s one of those neat little delights you can stumble upon, nestled away in a place … Continue reading

The Tripoli Shrine Center In Milwaukee

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I took these shots on a snowy, gloomy day, so they don’t even come close to the dazzling nature of the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee.  Didn’t get a chance to go inside, which I hear is even more astounding, but will get around to that next time in Milwaukee. From the Tripoli Shrine Center … Continue reading

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience

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Here’s a cool book I cam across on Amazon (via someone else sending it to me)… “Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional … Continue reading

Does That Make It His Eleventy-Squaredth Birthday? (Humor)

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Since Wisconsin does have an intimate and direct connection with Tolkien, Lord Of The Rings, and The Hobbit, that being the original manuscripts are permenantly archived at Marquette University, it only seems fitting to re-post this rather humorous  page from a fellow Cheesehead who’s site is well worth checking out for his sense of humor … Continue reading

The Legendary Mable Tainter Theatre In Menomonie

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I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at the Mable Tainter Theatre in Menomonie a while back and am just now getting around to posting the photos from this classic building which is now an historical landmark and (I lbelieve) on the national registry of historical sites.  It can also be rented for weddings … Continue reading

Four Weeks Away From Lambeau, Then & Now

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Lambeau Field then and now.  The photos tell it all…  GO PACK GO… * * * LAMBEAU FIELD WHEN I WAS I CHILD… LAMBEAU FIELD AS OF THIS WEEK… Photos (C) Green Bay Packers – http://www.packers.com

The Badgers Keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe For 2012

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Wisconsin retained Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the 9th straight year, topping Border Battle rival Minnesota 38-13. UWBadgers.com’s Patrick Herb gives a rundown of the action and caught up with seniors Montee Ball and Brendan Kelly to get their thoughts on the win.  Published on Oct 20, 2012 by WisconsinAthletics * * * * * *

The Hideout: Al Capone’s Northwoods Retreat Photos

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Several years ago I had a chance to got to Al Capone’s Northwoods Retreat with my brother and mother (before it closed down) and was able to get some photos of the place.  It’s interesting to know that so much of the Chicago gang activity of the 1920’s had a sort of silent existence in … Continue reading

Governor Scott Walker Admits To Being A Cheesehead

Cheesehead Governor Scott Walker

I had the pleasure of interviewing Governor Scott Walker for the documentary.  He was a congenial man with a good sense of humor and a great addition to the documentary.  What I was most impressed with, besides his love of the Packers, was a great story he told about the history of beer and cheese … Continue reading

The Old World Charm Of La Crosse

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Had another chance to visit La Crosse a while back and discovered a terrific downtown with lots of old world charm.  Many of the buildings here where built in the late 1800’s but have been kept up or rennovated to keep their appeal.  Another great thing about La Crosse is that it is located where … Continue reading

Downtown Racine: Where Old Meets New Meets Old

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Whereas many of the residential areas of Racine have a modern flair to them (especially the farther away from downtown you go), downtown Racine still holds an Old Wisconsin flavor all about it.  Racine is most well know for the S.C. Johnson building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was also the birthplace of legendary actor … Continue reading

There’s Something Fascinating About Old Buildings

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When driving around Kenosha last fall we ran past his old industrial factory that begged to be photographed.  While no longer in use as a factory, it is still used by local businesses for office space and storage (now called the Clock Tower Place).  Even so, it retains all the luster and charm of the … Continue reading

Into The Record Books For A Storied Franchise

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In commenoration of the Green Bay Packers winning their 14th game this season, the first time in team history, it only seemed fitting to post a few photos from ever so long ago.  These are a few photos we shot along our journey this past year, one of which appears to be (or so we … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Studio)

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In the third and final posting about our visit to Taliesin, this is were much of the brilliance revealed itself as substative, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural studio.  We know a bit about studios, having worked in them for two decades, but never one quite so comforting as this one, but we totally understand the need … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Interiors)

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As a follow up to yesterday’s Taliesin posting that included exterior shots, today we are revealing some terrific shots of the interior rooms of the Taliesin estate.  There’s really no need to explain any of it (as if we really could, you really have to be there to get it), so we’ll let the photos … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Exteriors)

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With the blessing of the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation, we had the distinct pleasure of visting and filming at Taliesin back in August that included a splendid sit down interview with Wright historian Karen Murphy.  Fascinated as we have always been about Wright’s architectural brilliance, we had no idea that what we were entering that … Continue reading

An Oddly Wisconsin Experience At The Mitchell Park Domes In Milwaukee

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The Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee where something both expected and unique.  When we went to visit them on a Saturday afternoon there were any number of interessting things going on including an art festival, a wedding, and a band playing in the park.  The coolest thing about this place (besides it having the same … Continue reading

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