Eat at Jessica’s

Recall in an earlier post where I considered the Wall Crawlers rock climbing gym being replaced with an expanded portion of Jessica’s restaurants? Well in this one, I believe it is about time I consider more about Jessica’s in THIS one… First of all, the building was first constructed in 1873. It was also at least one previous restaurant prior to finally opening as Jessica’s in 1989. It is actually one of those restaurants that has a vintage large “EAT” lighted sign on its exterior. Now, Jessica’s truly is a traditional restaurant, serving breakfast meals containing things such as pancakes, […]

Verlo: Mattress Factory Post

Suppose you have received a product of outside of your community, or a store of its might have relocated to a different one. Verlo Mattress Factory Stores would be the example I am best familiar with. Verlo was first founded in 1958 in McHenry, Illinois, as was its partner company VyMaC Corporation, although its headquarters did not move to Whitewater until 1971, located at W3130 State Highway 59 in a series of buildings. Verlo also operates stores within Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, and Colorado, as well as formerly in Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, plus Texas. Verlo […]

One Roof is Nowadays Stronger Than Two

While a business may be around for quite a few decades, it might not always operate in the same building. I did consider a similar thing in a recent post involving Whitewater High School. If you would like a second example however, I would be glad to give it to you: The Coburn Company, which has produced farm and animal related equipment, and was first established in 1925. Though, it did not move into a building at 834 West Milwaukee Street until 1975. Plus in 2005, the Company expanded into a second building as well at 1065 Universal Boulevard. However, […]

Lake or Marsh

There have been two lakes within Whitewater: Tripp and Cravath. However, over time, there have been algae and weeds that grew in both lakes, that is poisonous to fish residing in them. As a result the city began draining both lakes in July of 2019. Both lakes have currently been fully drowned. With that, they temporally became marshes, until the weeds get cut down, and following that the city will begin returning the water, which is expected to be in Spring 2022. I believe it also the lakes being present will be nice, not just since they have returned, although […]

Kwik Stop

We ALL have made brief stops at fuel stations in the midst of road trips, although suppose that fuel station was A Kwik Trip or Kwik Star. Kwik Trip was founded in 1965 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, although its headquarters have been in La Crosse since 1973. The locations within Iowa and Illinois are branded as Kwik Star instead in order to avoid confusion with QuikTrip; Kwik Star first opened in Iowa in 1993. Anyway, Kwik Trip is currently constructing two Whitewater locations, the first of which is by the roundabout at Elkhorn Road. Previously in 2005, an independent grocer […]

Community Scene Perspective

For the community you reside in, you would indeed be aware of its scenery. Just consider pausing and viewing how it appears, however; it will depend on what portion of the community it is, as well as the age and type of those buildings. For instance, the downtown area of Whitewater contains buildings from the later portion of the 19th century… Also on Business Highway 12 in western Whitewater would be the more modern businesses and restaurants, as well as a few senior apartments, Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, a couple hotels, plus Hawk Bowl (with apartments on the inverse side […]

Fitness Within a Lifetime

Once, when dad and I were en route to home following drive, we went past a large fitness center, which was a Lifetime Fitness location. Lifetime Fitness contains everything you would contain within mind when it comes to the interior of a fitness center: equipment such as treadmills, exercise bikes, other stretching equipment, weight-lifting related ones, as well as balls for its yoga/club room, plus specific rooms, such as those ones with the exercise equipment containing televisions, as well as a rock climbing area… However, within THIS fitness center chain, there is capable of being quite a bit of ADDITIONAL […]

The Ingleside Post

I really apologize for doing this post on a Tuesday rather than the weekend, it is only I ended up getting spaced off, as well as the fact that it was rather tardy when I thought of doing the posts. I was also out rather a bit on Sunday, first with Dad for a drive up to Cambridge for shopping, then up to Deerfield and back, as well as a walk later on. I did insert this post’s title on Saturday, however, prior to me unintentionally doing it with ANOTHER (this one) post. I began working on this post further […]

Long Gone Lyons Rails

My only post of July. Down below are two photos of abandoned wig-wags and rails in Lyons, Wisconsin in 1997. The wig-wags and rails look like they are in pretty bad shape. The line that was abandoned was the Milwaukee Road SOUTHWESTERN line in 1980. Finally, in 2000, the wig-wags were removed to a private collector from Minnesota, and the rails were turned into a trail as well. This post is now through. CATCH MY OTHER POSTS!