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Lives Here A private, non-profit organization operating the Heritage Center and Pinecrest Historical Village

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Manitowoc County is home to a rich heritage and fascinating history. Between our two sites, the Heritage Center and Pinecrest Historical Village, the Manitowoc County Historical Society works to enrich the quality of life in our community by building connections to the past and providing interactive learning experiences. The Heritage Center is home to the remarkable Civil War Flag of Company A, hosts our flagship exhibit “What Makes Us Who We Are”, an archaeology exhibit featuring hundreds of Native American artifacts, and our Hungry for History series, which features an exciting educational program and a catered meal. Our staffed research library is available to researchers and history enthusiasts and features thousands of records, photographs, and books.


Lives Here

Manitowoc County Historical Society

A private, non-profit organization operating the Heritage Center and Pinecrest Historical Village. For more information visit, manitowoccountyhistory.org

Heritage Center

Pinecrest Historical Village

1701 Michigan Avenue, Manitowoc

924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc

Open Year-round, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open Daily, May 1st through October 24th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Donations Appreciated

Admission is $7 adults, $5 children, $18 families, $6 seniors

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“We Help People”

Pinecrest Historical Village, located just 3 miles west of Manitowoc on County Highway JJ, brings the past to life with over 25 historic buildings includes homes, a one room school, cheese factory, blacksmith shop, and locomotive. Daily visitors can enjoy our ‘Voices from the Past’ audio tour and school or community groups can schedule a guided tour. Families can enjoy our Children’s Discovery Village, which features a picnic area, play set, miniature historical playhouses and a wooden locomotive. The historic playhouses, a log cabin and a one room school house, include items for learning and role play such as school desks, chalk boards, a cook stove, kitchen items and a rope bed. See our calendar of events for our exciting line up of hands on history experiences. For more information, visit our website, manitowoccountyhistory.org, call 920-684-4445, or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org.


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Membership We invite you to become a supporter of the Manitowoc County Historical Society

The Manitowoc County Historical Society strives to provide it’s members with a place to discover their heritage, learn about the past, volunteer, and have a positive impact on our community. Your membership is critical to our success as we preserve and promote the history of Manitowoc County through education programs, cultural celebrations, exhibits, and research services.

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Your membership entitles you to enjoy great benefits: • Free daily and select special event admission to Pinecrest Historical Village and the Heritage Center • Subscription to the Heritage News quarterly newsletter • Invitation to the Annual Meeting and Banquet • Free use of the Heritage Center library • Support of local history education programs • Learning and community involvement through volunteer opportunities

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Indicate membership support and return with payment to: MCHS - Membership; 1701 Michigan Avenue; Manitowoc, WI 54220-3137. Membership benefits include the quarterly newsletter, Heritage News, admission to Pinecrest Historical Village, the Manitowoc County Heritage Center, and MCHS events. As a non-profit organization, MCHS is supported and funded entirely by membership dues, admission fees, publication sales and private contributions to assist in developing educational and cultural programs.

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2014 Events Heritage Center

1701 Michigan Avenue, Manitowoc

Pinecrest Historical Village 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc


June 14 -15

May 3 Homegrown Heritage Breakfast

8am to 11am / Pinecrest Historical Village • Enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring locally produced foods. Enjoy a complimentary tour of Pinecrest Historical Village with your meal. • Cost is $10 Adults, $6 Children 5-17.

Remembering Custerdale

Hungry for History—light program Noon to 1 pm / Heritage Center • Relive the community of Custerdale—a government defense housing project built at the western city limits of Manitowoc during World War II to provide temporary homes for shipyard workers and other defense plant workers. • A catered meal will be a part of the program. • Advanced registration required. $10 members and Nonmembers

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

10 am to 4 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Complete with wild-and-wooly cowboys and cowgirls, trick riding, roping and shooting, Buffalo Bill’s show will bring the Old West to life. • Admission is $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Family, MCHS Members receive free admission.


July 12 Founder’s Day

10 am to 6 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Celebrate Manitowoc County’s heritage with craft demonstrations, live music by Dorf Kapelle, dancing by Folkgroup Edelweiss, and family activities discovering our Native American and ethnic roots. • $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Family, MCHS Members receive free admission.




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Ride the Rails

Baseball Game

1:30pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Cheer on the Manitowoc County Amateurs against the Greenbush Dead Citys in a vintage baseball game • Cost: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Children, $18 Families; MCHS Members receive free admission.

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm • Bike Ride/Walk of Devil’s River State Trail railroad tracks • Discover the history that lies along the Devil’s River State Trail, which stretches more than 14 miles, connecting the towns of Maribel, Francis Creek, and Kossuth. • Donations accepted

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Remembering Mirro

Hungry for History—light program Noon to 1 pm / Heritage Center • Enjoy a catered meal while reminiscing about the glory days of working at Mirro • Advanced registration required. $10 members and Non-members

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Sept. 6-7 Rural Life Days: Tractor Show and Thresheree

9am to 4 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Presented in partnership with the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron Club, discover what life was life in a rural community throughout our community’s early years with live field demonstrations, steam engines, farm tractors, and various activities in 25 historic buildings. • $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Family, MCHS Members receive free admission.


September 27 Dance Halls of Manitowoc County Hungry for History series program Presentation at 5:30 pm / Heritage Center • Explore the “polka palaces” of Manitowoc County! Lloyd Gosz will take you through various dance halls that were located throughout the area and the popularity of the polka. Catered meal to follow program. • Advanced registration required. $20 Members and Non-Members

Hands-on History Workshops Blacksmithing and Cooking Workshops Pinecrest Historical Village • Blacksmithing: 9 am to 4 pm: Learn the history and basic techniques of blacksmithing as you create your own project to take home with the help of our village blacksmiths. Appropriate for ages 10 - adult. Advanced registration required. $30 Members, $40 Non-members • Country Supper: 10 am to 1 pm: Learn how to use a wood burning cook stove as your work together to prepare and enjoy a traditional county supper. Appropriate for ages 10 - adult. Advanced registration required. $20 Members, $30 Non-members

October 11 10 am to 5 pm • Discover the rich history of Manitowoc County with a tour of local historic homes, businesses, and sites. • Tickets $15


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11 am to 3 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Celebrate holiday traditions of the past in our festively decorated and stove heated buildings. Featuring great music and family activities, make A Holiday in History a tradition in your family. • $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Family, MCHS Members receive free admission.



October 25 All Hallow’s Eve

2 pm to 6 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned Halloween fun at Pinecrest Historical Village with spooky stories by the fire, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin carving, creepy characters like the village gravedigger and 19th-centurystyle entertainment including crafts, games and more! • $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Familiy, MCHS Members receive free admission.


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(Hungry for History series program) Presentation at 5:30 pm Heritage Center • For the first time, the story of how Mickey Crowe went from one of the most hyped high school basketball players in Wisconsin history to a person lost in addiction, depression and mental illness is examined in detail in his biography, “Over and Back/Mickey Crowe: The Strange and Troubled Life of a Wisconsin High School Basketball Legend.” Presentation by PostCrescent Media digital specialist and staff writer, and author of the book, Brett Christopherson. • Catered meal to follow program. • Advanced registration required. $20 Members and Non-Members


10 am to 4 pm / Pinecrest Historical Village • Re-live the excitement of an 1870s county fair with livestock judging, music, displays, games, contests, and more • $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids, $18 Family, MCHS Members receive free admission.

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Welcome Center Begin your journey through Manitowoc County’s past here at this Greek-Revival style farmhouse. The home was built about 1870 by Hiram McAllister on Plank Road, west of Four Corners, on a 178-acre farm in the town of Manitowoc Rapids. Hiram McAllister was one of the first farmers in the county. Subsequent land owners included John Landreth, Henry and August Eberhardt and Agon Haupt. Donated by Don and Richard Haupt and Evelyn (Haupt) Carstens families in 1997. Enjoy our local history exhibit before you begin your walk through Pinecrest Historical Village.


Vetting House This one-story frame ranchstyle house was built in 1956 by Hugo and Eleanor Sorenson Vetting and now serves as an administration building. The Vetting family generously donated their 40acre farm to the Manitowoc County Historical Society for Pinecrest Historical Village in 1970. An additional 18 acres of land at Pinecrest was acquired through the generosity of Wilber A. Symes in 1991 with two more acres donated by Arno and Lilah Pleuss in 1992.

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Entrance Buildings open to public Buildings not open to public Buildings under renovation

Visitor Services Public restrooms (R) are located inside the Welcome Center (1/27), behind the General Store (12) and at the west end of the grounds across the road from the Kunze House (5). Bottled water is for sale at the Welcome Center (1/27). Emergency telephone calls can be made at the Welcome Center (1/27). Picnic areas are available. No open fires are permitted. Lost and Found articles can be recovered at the Welcome Center (1/27). Pinecrest is a smokefree facility. No food or drink in buildings. Pets not allowed. An automated external defibrillator is located in the Welcome Center (1/27).

Audio Guide The number for each building corresponds to an audio track that you enter into the keypad on the digital tour device. Key in the numbers on the following pages to bring each building to life!


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For more information about the Manitowoc County Historical Society visit manitowoccountyhistory.org or call us at 920-684-4445


This honey house was built in the 1920’s in the town of Shoto. It contains information on bees and honey production as well as beekeeping equipment such as veils, gloves, smokers, hives and an extractor. Sponsored by JoAnn Noffke in loving memory of her grandparents, Gustav A. and Emma Wicke.

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James E. Hamilton, a native of Two Rivers, revolutionized wood type production about the year 1880. With Hamilton’s ingenuity small village print shops with wood type came to be commonplace. This shop is located inside the 1866 home of Ludwig and Elizabeth Sieker and their family. The building was relocated to Pinecrest Historical Village in 1979.

This log house was built around 1851 by Norwegian pioneer Thomas Helle southeast of Valders. It was passed on to his sons, thus the originating name Tom’s son or Thompson. The building was donated by Michael Propson. It was rebuilt by Hugo Vetting and Al Bartel in 1972. Sponsored by Armond and Ione Kueter.


Kunze House & Smokehouse A log house built in the old world style between 1855 and 1860 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Kunze in the town of Newton. It was donated by the Robert Luebke family in 1976. Restoration was conducted by the Junior Service League of Manitowoc County. The Smokehouse is an original log smokehouse built in 1896 by Gustave Petzold near Kiel. It was donated by the Klich Family. Sponsored by the Service League of Manitowoc County.

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Sorenson House Built between 1855 and 1870, this log house was purchased by Jens Sorenson in 1901. The Sorenson family lived in the home until 1944. It was the childhood home of Eleanor Sorenson Vetting. The building was donated by Spancrete, Inc. in 1970 and refurbished by the Sorenson family. Sponsored by Margaret Bailey.


Nennig Dance Pavilion Originally located in Cleveland, Wisconsin, the Nennig Dance Pavilion was built around 1900 and hosted a number of picnics and dances. After being donated by Leroy Ertel, the octagon pavilion was moved to Pinecrest in October 2003. Today, the pavilion hosts the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s German Fest and Barn Dance. Sponsored by Cleveland State Bank.


Rank Dressmakers Shop

This small one-story frame commercial building from about 1897 was once the dressmaking shop of Mrs. Francis Rank, one of the several seamstresses in Manitowoc at the turn-ofthe-century. The building housed the Phalen Plumbing Co. from 1908 to 1964, then served as the Worthington Realty and Income Tax Service office until 1992. It was donated by the Capitol Civic Centre. Sponsored by the Florence and Leon Balaban Families.

This was a one-room rural school in the town of Manitowoc Rapids from 1872 to 1956. It was formerly located on Highway 151 about two miles west of Silver Lake College. It was donated by the Town of Manitowoc Rapids in 1976 with moving and refurbishing sponsored by the Rahr Foundation. Sponsored by Roman and Karyl Rommelfanger in honor of Manitowoc County teachers.


Law Office

Blacksmith Shop

Built in the 1920s and used as a barbershop in Manitowoc, this building now depicts a law office of the early 1900s. Among the furnishings is the desk of Circuit Court Judge Schlichting. It is sponsored by the Manitowoc County Bar Association.



Shadyside School


Cheese Factory


Two Creeks Town Hall This one-story frame town hall, built in the 1890s, served Two Creeks area residents. It was donated by the Town of Two Creeks in 1991 and moved in 1992. Sponsored by NextEra Energy Resources Point Beach Nuclear Plant.


General Store

According to oral history, cheese was made in this building in the 1890’s by Tina Lulloff in the town of Schleswig. The building is sponsored by Pine River Pre-Pack.

This one-story general store was originally located in Clarks Mills. Built sometime in the 1870’s, the building features a boomtown facade, recessed doorway and hardwood floors.

This building originally served as a granary and farm storage building on a farm in Francis Creek. It was moved to Pinecrest in 1976 and converted to a blacksmith and wagon shop. Many of the tools and equipment were donated by the Anton Witt family who operated a blacksmith shop built in 1909 on Menasha Avenue at Four Corners in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids. It is fully operational with demonstrations each year. Moving and restoration was sponsored by the J.J. Stangel Co. of Manitowoc. The shop is sponsored in memory of Ambrose V. Kaltenbrun, Kaltenbrun Manufacturing Company.


Carpenter and Joiner Shop Our newest exhibit, the carpenter’s shop is housed in the north end of our blacksmith shop building. The exhibit depicts the shop of a general carpenter and includes tools for barn building, cabinet making, and other standard woodworking tools.


Village Meat Market


Niles Church & Cemetery This replica of a country church yard cemetery contains authentic tombstones, including that of Civil War veterans Erick Olson of Cato and John D. Woodcock from the Town of Rockland. Many of the inscriptions are in German and Czech. There are no burials at Pinecrest. This Presbyterian Church, built in 1896, was formerly located on Highway 151 between Valders and Chilton. It served town of Rockland and Eaton settlers. It was moved to Pinecrest in 1972 and restored by the First Kiwanis Club of Manitowoc. It is available for weddings. Sponsored by John and Bernie Zimmer.

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Rockwood Firehouse This brick veneer building was built in 1926 for the Rockwood Volunteer Fire Dept. Donated by Vincent and Agnes Miller of Rockwood, moving costs were paid by the Manitowoc County Firefighters Association. Sponsored by Kaminski and Pozorski, Attorneys and Counselors.

Depicting a small town meat market, this exhibit was made possible by artifacts donated by the Dramm family and artifacts and funds from the Chermak family who operated a meat market on North 8th Street in Manitowoc.


Newton State Bank This building served as the Newton State Bank from 1921 to 1942. Its interesting history includes an unsolved bank robbery during which the safe was torched with a loss of $4,000. It was donated by the Mid-Lakes Farm Service Co-op in 1982. The building is sponsored by Bank First National.


Collins Depot This is a Soo Line depot built in 1896 at Collins. Passenger service ceased in the mid-1930s and freight in 1950. It was donated by the Clipper City Model Railroad Club. Sponsored by Collins State Bank.


Locomotive, Tender, Flatcar & Caboose

The 44-ton steam locomotive No. 321, one of the first six-wheel switch engines, and coal tender were built in 1887 at the Rhode Island Locomotive Works. They were donated by Robert Miller of Milwaukee. The 16-ton caboose No. 99006 was built in 1886 by Barney and Smith of Chicago for the Wisconsin Central Railway, predecessor of the Soo Line. Sponsored by Suzanne E. Bare.


Nature Trail


Saloon This building was once a home built by Edward Fritzi in 1866. It was donated by the Carstens family in 1978 and depicts a saloon on the first floor. Sponsored by Saucy’s Sports Bar.


Doctor & Dentist Office The second floor of the Saloon building is home to a doctor and dentist’s office.


Harness & Shoe Shop Built around 1900, this building served as a meat market in Valders. It was later moved and used as an office at Valders, then moved to Pinecrest in 1973. It depicts the harness and shoe repair shop of Wenzel and Ed Sykora of Tisch Mills. Basic equipment and tools were donated by Joyce Sykora.

This self-guided nature trail features a pond, native plants and trees, stump puller and the Village millstones used for grinding wheat into flour. The trail is a natural prairie, offering a glimpse of the landscape enjoyed by Manitowoc County’s first settlers.


Welcome Center Please return your audio player and stop in our gift shop for books on local history, historic games, and gift items.

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Summer Camp

at Pinecrest Historical Village Join us this summer to get your hands on history with summer camps at Pinecrest Historical Village. Cost for a single day session is $30 for Non-members and $25 for MCHS Members. Visit our website at manitowoccountyhistory .org (Under Education – Summer Camp) or call (920) 684-4445 to register. Space is limited.

Civil War Days • Tuesday,July 15 / 9 am to 3 pm • Tuesday, July 29 / 9 am to 3 pm • Come spend a day as a Civil War Soldier! Learn how to march and drill, build a tent, cook over the camp fire and more. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Little Village on the Prairie • Tuesday, July 22 / 9 am to 3 pm • Thursday, July 31 / 9 am to 3 pm • Come and see how Laura and Almonzo would have lived at Pinecrest! Explore the buildings that they would have lived and worked in. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Pinecrest Chefs • Thursday July 24 / 9 am to 3 pm • Tuesday August 5 / 9 am to 3 pm • Come try your hand at cooking, like it was done during the times of Laura and Almonzo! Prepare a complete meal and some tasty treats over a wood stove. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-13.



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Meeme Inn

Restoration Project Located on the old Green Bay Road, the Meeme House Inn began as a trading post handling dry goods, groceries, liquors, and tobaccos. Michael Herr built the original structure about 1855 as an inn, providing overnight board and lodging for weary travelers midway between Green Bay and Chicago. The Meeme House was owned by the Herr family until 1906 when it was sold to Peter DeGrott. In 1909 he sold to Joe Schwartz who operated the establishment until his death in 1947. After Joe’s wife, Minnie, died in 1955 the property was passed onto their daughter Val who operated it until her death in 2012. The next step will be to move the Inn, its original livery stable and historic poll house to Pinecrest Historical Village where the important steps towards restoration will begin.

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3702 Calumet Ave.,Manitowoc 682-5111 Open Daily at 11am A Gift the Whole Family Can Appreciate

TASTY INGREDIENTS IN AN EDIBLE WRAPPER Alterra Coffee & Authentic Masala Chai, Smoothies & Blended Margaritas, Breakfast Burritos. Great Selection of Wraps, Quesadillas, Paninis, Soups 830 S. 8th St., Manitowoc (920) 242-6445 Mon-Sat 7am-7pm Sun 11am-2pm WI-5001780562



Stoltenberg’s Gift Shop


• Burgers

Mail To: Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1701 Michigan Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Friar Tuck’s

Open daily at 11 am Closed Mondays 1713 East St., Two Rivers


Donations are tax deductible.





920-682-0121 1401 WASHINGTON ST., MANITOWOC


2433 HECKER RD | WWW.STOCKSHD.COM | (920)684-0237

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April 2014

Manitowoc County Historical Society


Make Your Wedding A Day In History The Niles Church, built in 1896 as the First Presbyterian Church, was moved to Pinecrest Historical Village from it’s original location west of Valders, Wisconsin. Moved to the Village in 1972, the Niles Church is now used for weddings, meetings, and educational programs. Nestled in the Wisconsin countryside, and surrounded by beautiful Pinecrest Historical Village, the Niles Church is the perfect wedding location. Our staff and volunteers work closely with the wedding couple to ensure a memorable and historic day. Weddings are available on weekends from May 1st to October 24th. For more information, call the Manitowoc County Historical Society at 920-684-4445.

June 8th - August 3rd

Please contact the Manitowoc County Historical Society about hosting your wedding, group or family function today!

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2519 Woodland Dr. Two Rivers, WI

(920) 482-8067


Pinecrest Historical Village is the perfect setting to hold a wedding, family reunion, company picnic, or group gathering.




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Open Tues-Sun @ 11am | Delivery till 11pm | Bar food till 1am 1402 16th Street | Two Rivers | 794-1709 • waverlyinn.net Burgers • Appetizers • Soups from Scratch • Friday Fish Fry 5-9pm

Live Entertainment Often - Call for Info!

1102 WEST WASHINGTON CLEVELAND 920-693-2017 OPEN DAILY 4PM-CLOSE www.ruppsonwashington.com CLOSED MONDAY'S

Colonial Pet Shoppe

32 delicious flavors to choose from.

“Everything for your petâ€? • Fromm • Taste of the Wild • Nutro • California Natural • Natural Balance

Open Daily @ 11:30am

Clever ly Hidden Behind the BIG COW • Sundaes • Malts • Shakes • Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas • Ice Cream Cones



Cedar Crest Ice Cream Parlor 2000 S. 10th St., Manitowoc

Manitowoc County Historical Society 


FULL MENU & BAR NIGHTLY SPECIALS Specializing in Steaks, Chops & Ribs, Lamb Chops & Seafood


Piggly Wiggly 1339 NORTH 8TH STREET MANITOWOC 920-682-4931

... claims made by visitors from those areas. WI-5001780883

610 N. 8th St. Manitowoc rahrwestartmuseum.org

“Spirits Live Here�




Fri..............Fresh Perch & Walleye Mon............$1 Burgers Grilled Mahi-Mahi $1.50 Domestic Pint Sat..............Full Menu Tues. ..........35¢ Wings $3.00 Rail Pint Sun.............Broasted Chicken Wed. ...........Broasted Pork Chops Open ..........Mon. & Tues. 2:00pm-Close $3.75 Call Pint Wed.-Sun. 11:00am-Close Thur...........$1.50 Hog Sandwich Prices & Food Items Double Bubble 7pm-Midnight Subject to Change

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1310 South 35th St., Manitowoc WI-5001780544


April 2014

Profile for Gannett Wisconsin Media

Pinecrest Historical Village  

History Lives Here, Guide to Pinecrest Historical Village and Manitowoc County Historical Society Heritage Center

Pinecrest Historical Village  

History Lives Here, Guide to Pinecrest Historical Village and Manitowoc County Historical Society Heritage Center