Sunday, December 11, 2022

A Mirage on Main Street.

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The older photo is from about 1890. It shows Charles Raasch’s lager-beer saloon on the east side of Main Street just south of Otter. 

Raasch was born in Germany 1841 and came to America when he was 10. He ran this saloon from 1882 until 1895. Raasch is seen second from the left and I suspect that the two young men flanking him are his sons. The beer signs at the entrance advertise the John Glatz Brewery and the Lorenz Kuenzl Brewery. Both were Oshkosh-based producers of lager beer. All that’s left of the old Raasch place are pictures.

The 100 block of N. Main.

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