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Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Date: 2001-11-16 

Description: "On this evening we travel to American Legion, Bonau Whereatt, Post 69 in Mayville, WI. Carl "Bear" Bandle is the manager." Note the fish fry signboard.

Date: 1997-10 

Description: "Benji Kamrath, Quarterback for Mayville High School Football, went on to college and played for the Minnesota 'Golden Gophers.'"

Photograph

Bill Voelker

Date: 1997-07 

Description: Bill Voelker, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Educator and Naturalist, poses near DNR building located between Mayville and Horicon.

Date: 1951-06-30 

Description: Dorothy Luerghing and Oliver Justman wedding at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Maybille.

Date: 1961-10-07 

Description: Helen and Fred Bandlow are off to their honeymoon.

Date: 1948-08-28 

Description: Arlene Kuehl and Reuben Pribnow Wedding. Well wishers throw rice at the couple as they depart the church.

Date: 1978 

Description: "Mayville photographer, Edgar Mueller, confers with 'Corny' Weber. Mr. Weber took some early photos in the village. Some of his glass plate negatives are i...

Date: 1905 

Description: A large crowd at the Milwaukee Road depot, perhaps to greet William Jennings Bryan on the incoming train. The malthouse can be seen in the distance.

Date: 1995-05 

Description: "Civil War Reenactor at Mayville."

Date: 1997-06-10 

Description: "White Limestone School in Mayville."

Date: 1957-09 

Description: The Zastrow wedding party is shown on their way to the Mayville Park Pavilion. Locals will recognize this hill on the Mayville Road before it was leveled o...

Photograph

Mail Boxes

Date: 1981-08 

Description: "The Lange property is on McArthur Road, near Mayville."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Visitors, dressed in their Sunday best, contrast with the rough garb of the miners. Left to right, miners were: Charles Kanass, Robert "Beaver" Smith (hold...

Date: 1948-09-18 

Description: Justman-Hahn wedding guests congregate at Zion Lutheran Church.

Date: 1999-08-13 

Description: "When we dine at Audubon Inn in Mayville, we are joined by our Swiss relatives, Rolf, Ruth, and Franzi Gerber."

Photograph

Proposed Plans

Date: 1988-08 

Description: Pat and Jerry Mountin show the layout plans for their new store.

Photograph

Arrowheads

Date: 1995-05 

Description: "This was a demonstration of how Indians made arrowheads."

Photograph

Pioneer Reenactors

Date: 1995-05 

Description: "Pioneer reenactors set up their tents on the Rock River in Mayville."

Date: 1951-06-30 

Description: Bride and Groom enter the photo studio on Bride Street in Mayville.

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