Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Chief Oshkosh Ghost Sighting

Earlier this month we posted a piece about a couple of Chief Oshkosh ghost signs that can be seen around town. This week another ghost sign appeared along County Road A. And this one isn’t going to be hanging around much longer.

The house the sign appears on is the original incarnation of what is now known simply as Payne’s Point Tavern. Back in the day, it was Van’s Payne’s Point Tavern and, as you can see, they weren’t shy about pouring Chief Oshkosh beer. Last week, as the siding was being torn off the building, this fairly well preserved sign appeared. Driving by on Wednesday, I spotted a couple guys working on the place so I pulled over and asked if their remodeling included plans to keep the old sign visible. I got a flat “No” and a look that was even flatter. It won’t be long before this ghost drifts back into the shadows.

If you'd like to see the sign, you can find it at 6392 County Road A in the Town of Neenah. It's about a 10 minute drive from Oshkosh.

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  1. I take Cty A to Neenah each time I head to my office. I noticed the construction but not the sign! Dang.

  2. As of 1 am this morning you could still see it... maybe you can catch it on your drive home.

  3. I saw it on my way home. It's still there. I wonder what they'll do with it?

  4. The guys working on the place told me it’s going to be covered by siding. Damned shame. Like you, I drive past it on my way to work each day and I’m going to hate to see it go.