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March 8, 2019

42 Old Pics of Wisconsin Hotels and Restaurants in the 1950s and 1960s

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.

Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline. Like neighboring Minnesota, the state remains a center of German American and Scandinavian American culture.

Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese.

Here below is a cool photo collection that shows what hotels and restaurants of Wisconsin looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Cook Shanty, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Cook Shanty, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Cook Shanty, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Pfister Hotel & Tower at 424 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ponderosa Motel, Wausau, Wisconsin

Quality Courts Motel, US 12 & 18 at I-90, Madison, Wisconsin

Rest-Well Motel at U.S. Highways 12 - 16, Tomah, Wisconsin

Roger Williams Inn, Green Lake, Wisconsin

Surf Wood Motel & Restaurant, Luxemburg, Wisconsin

The Barn, Baraboo, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Inn at 916 East State Street,- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Rigadoon Room of the Edgewater Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

Town-Campus Motel at Frances St., Madison, Wisconsin

Wine and Dine at Higgins Hobnob, Racine, Wisconsin

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Algiers Motel at 19035 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Arrowhead Restaurant, Winneconne, Wisconsin

Auerbach's Shady Lawn Motel, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

B & M Cafeteria, 14th Street at Michigan Ave., Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Barker Lake Lodge and Golf Course, Winter, Wisconsin

Buster's Cheese House at Highways 8 & 63, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

Clayton House Motel at 5005 Washington Ave., Racine, Wisconsin

Colonial Acres Motel, Janesville, Wisconsin

Colonial Motel at 606 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Country House Motel, Spooner, Wisconsin

Country Kitchen at Hwy. 13, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Denniston House, Cassville, Wisconsin

Doyle's Motel at 409 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Driftwood Motel at 2200 East 2nd St., Superior, Wisconsin

Fischer's Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Henny Penny Kitchen Inne, Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Heritage House at Route 151 N.E., Madison, Wisconsin

Holiday Inn at 4402 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

Holiday Inn West at Wisconsin 100 between Highways I-24, Wisconsin 30, U.S. 16, and U.S. 18, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Holiday Motel, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Karl Ratzsch at 320 E. Mason St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Millies Pancake Haus, Delavan, Wisconsin

Millies Pancake Haus, Delavan, Wisconsin

Millies Pancake Haus, Delavan, Wisconsin

Northway Motel & Restaurant at Hwy. 41 and Grove Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Nu-Cafe, Augusta, Wisconsin



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