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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2014, 03:19:19 PM »
related:  http://www.eater.com/2014/11/17/7221519/the-definitive-guide-to-fish-fry-in-south-central-wisconsin

Nice.  I had always assumed that fish fry meant all you can eat, but I see I have to look for the AYCE label.   I will be sure to try a brandy old fashion next time.   I could us one now.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2014, 04:05:26 PM »
Is there some kind of Venn-diagram intersection of the Wisconsin Tavern Culture and the phenomenon of the Wisconsin Supper Club?

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2014, 04:13:05 PM »
Is there some kind of Venn-diagram intersection of the Wisconsin Tavern Culture and the phenomenon of the Wisconsin Supper Club?

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2014, 04:56:52 PM »
Is there some kind of Venn-diagram intersection of the Wisconsin Tavern Culture and the phenomenon of the Wisconsin Supper Club?


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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2014, 06:05:15 PM »
 :cheers:

Just as I suspected.  :lol:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2014, 07:16:43 PM »
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« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2014, 08:18:28 PM »
 :lol:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2014, 01:41:25 PM »
related:  http://www.eater.com/2014/11/17/7221519/the-definitive-guide-to-fish-fry-in-south-central-wisconsin

The only thing I disagree with in the article is the definition of "poor man's lobster".

In my neck of the woods that term has always referred to burbot or "eelpout", as some people call them.

"When cooked, burbot meat tastes very similar to American lobster, leading to the burbot's nickname of "poor man's lobster"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burbot

Slimy bastards, really difficult to get off the hook but oh-so-delicious, particularly when caught through the ice.

Heh....fishing with my buddies, if you caught a burbot you were "minus one", meaning you had to catch one "real fish" that day to get back to zero.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2014, 01:51:03 PM »
never in my life have i heard of that fish

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2014, 02:04:04 PM »
related:  http://www.eater.com/2014/11/17/7221519/the-definitive-guide-to-fish-fry-in-south-central-wisconsin

The only thing I disagree with in the article is the definition of "poor man's lobster".

In my neck of the woods that term has always referred to burbot or "eelpout", as some people call them.


I've always known monkfish as poor man's lobster.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2014, 02:17:44 PM »

never in my life have i heard of that fish


Quite common and abundant in Lake Winnebago.

Virtually extirpated from the Great Lakes by the Sea Lamprey.

http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/Home/Topics/sustainablefish/Details.aspx?PostID=1794&FishType=44

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2014, 03:17:10 PM »

never in my life have i heard of that fish


Quite common and abundant in Lake Winnebago.

Virtually extirpated from the Great Lakes by the Sea Lamprey.

http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/Home/Topics/sustainablefish/Details.aspx?PostID=1794&FishType=44

That makes more sense.  I didn't think that poorman's lobster sounded right in the article. 

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
I've been slacking in this thread. :bag:


Le Tigre Lounge, Madison, WI

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10 Wisconsin Biker Bar Burgers

This is a favorite food blog of mine, and this guy posts a lot about Wisconsin (bars and restaurants).

Holy shit look at this Tipsy Cow burger!

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2017, 09:28:41 AM »
:blackdot: for the Taste. might have to make this happen.



Friday??
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2017, 09:33:29 AM »
:blackdot: for the Taste. might have to make this happen.



Friday??
That's what i'm thinking, after a stop at New Glarus.

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Tipsy Burger* $9
Two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion,
Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles
:drool:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2017, 09:38:40 AM »
my berries are tickled
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« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2017, 10:03:56 AM »
Last time I tickled some berries, I wound up with poison ivy. :bag:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2017, 11:42:36 AM »
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Friday??
That's what i'm thinking, after a stop at New Glarus.

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Tipsy Burger* $9
Two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion,
Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles
:drool:

Also happens to be the location of the Surly pre-party.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2017, 11:43:50 AM »
:blackdot: for the Taste. might have to make this happen.



Friday??
That's what i'm thinking, after a stop at New Glarus.

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Tipsy Burger* $9
Two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion,
Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles
:drool:

Also happens to be the location of the Surly pre-party.

mmmm-hmmm :yes: :thumbup:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2017, 11:45:01 AM »
so, that's out then. it's going to be too packed to enjoy :(
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« Reply #70 on: July 20, 2017, 03:49:03 PM »
so, that's out then. it's going to be too packed to enjoy :(
maybe a late mid-afternoon lunch? idk

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #71 on: August 07, 2017, 01:03:46 AM »
so, that's out then. it's going to be too packed to enjoy :(
maybe a late mid-afternoon lunch? idk
Gonna try for this, if it doesn't happen i'll eat elsewhere.

Cool WI taverns i've been in recently include Roxbury Tavern and Hillsboro Brewing Co. Very solid taverning :thumbup:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #72 on: August 15, 2017, 11:59:45 AM »
:blackdot: for the Taste. might have to make this happen.



Friday??
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Tipsy Burger* $9
Two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion,
Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles
:drool:

Also happens to be the location of the Surly pre-party.
The Tipsy burger was solid :thumbup: Sat out on the patio, crowd wasn't bad at all.
Made it to Baumgartner's finally, thanks to Heckmanm for the tip. That is a damn cool place.
Got the limburger & braunschweiger and some Zubers & mustard to-go. :thumbup:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2018, 03:41:33 PM »
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« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2018, 04:02:27 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

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« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2018, 05:15:32 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2018, 10:09:38 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

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« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2018, 03:46:59 AM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

Yep, there are quite a few breweries in WI that self distribute.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2018, 09:04:03 AM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

Central Waters did until just a few years ago.

not certain with Ahnapee.  i tend to see the same taps (Little Soldier, the amber) and Two Stall (the chocolate milk stout).  though, i'm pretty sure that a local place has Fun Guy on tap  @initiative
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2018, 02:45:57 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

Central Waters did until just a few years ago.

not certain with Ahnapee.  i tend to see the same taps (Little Soldier, the amber) and Two Stall (the chocolate milk stout).  though, i'm pretty sure that a local place has Fun Guy on tap  @initiative

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2018, 09:08:47 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

Central Waters did until just a few years ago.

not certain with Ahnapee.  i tend to see the same taps (Little Soldier, the amber) and Two Stall (the chocolate milk stout).  though, i'm pretty sure that a local place has Fun Guy on tap  @initiative

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Was that the gross mushroom beer you brought to Madison once?

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2018, 11:21:18 PM »
Looks cool :thumbup: and they have Ahnapee, who'd a thunk?

not me but Ahnapee is starting to pop up lots of places..

Old Style, Hamm's, Schlitz, Lowenbrau even.... yes. Ahnapee, not so much.

Is it the kind of thing where there’s no rhyme or reason?
I’ve noticed that with a few new breweries, they just sell kegs to a distributor and they just wind up in random places. Self distribution at least lets you pick and choose, does anyone in WI do that?

Central Waters did until just a few years ago.

not certain with Ahnapee.  i tend to see the same taps (Little Soldier, the amber) and Two Stall (the chocolate milk stout).  though, i'm pretty sure that a local place has Fun Guy on tap  @initiative

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Was that the gross mushroom beer you brought to Madison once?

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2018, 01:37:23 AM »
"gross"
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« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2018, 10:03:53 PM »
“beer”

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« Reply #84 on: February 05, 2018, 09:35:08 AM »
i got queasy just thinking about it again
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« Reply #85 on: April 02, 2018, 01:09:23 PM »
When you're driving down a country road in WI, and come to a corner, there's always an old house with a bar in it. I've noticed this more in WI than anywhere else, the prevalence of roadhouse style bars that are usually old 2 story houses, with a freestanding beer sign out in the gravel parking lot, and banners tacked on the front proclaiming either "welcome hunters" or "welcome bikers". Is this just a holdover from before the highways?

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« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2018, 01:26:22 PM »
Now if I'm in Racine I prefer The Yardarm.

The Yardarm looks pretty cool. :thumbup:

Nautical theme:


I was in Racine yesterday, but didn't go downtown. They have a new brewery downtown, but i'll make a point to hit this place next time.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #87 on: April 02, 2018, 02:12:54 PM »
When you're driving down a country road in WI, and come to a corner, there's always an old house with a bar in it. I've noticed this more in WI than anywhere else, the prevalence of roadhouse style bars that are usually old 2 story houses, with a freestanding beer sign out in the gravel parking lot, and banners tacked on the front proclaiming either "welcome hunters" or "welcome bikers". Is this just a holdover from before the highways?

probably? but a lot of those places are still the social hub for the surrounding area.

when we drove across the middle of the state last summer we saw a bunch. nothing but trees and single lane highway for miles... then a tavern with a couple atv's and pickups out front.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2018, 02:47:06 PM »
When you're driving down a country road in WI, and come to a corner, there's always an old house with a bar in it. I've noticed this more in WI than anywhere else, the prevalence of roadhouse style bars that are usually old 2 story houses, with a freestanding beer sign out in the gravel parking lot, and banners tacked on the front proclaiming either "welcome hunters" or "welcome bikers". Is this just a holdover from before the highways?

probably? but a lot of those places are still the social hub for the surrounding area.

when we drove across the middle of the state last summer we saw a bunch. nothing but trees and single lane highway for miles... then a tavern with a couple atv's and pickups out front.
Maybe it's more of an in-between stopping place to cool your heels and get some grub on the road. I just thought it was interesting that they were often in old houses. Probably something that's been there for decades and never changed, also too far off the beaten path to be McDonalds-ized.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2018, 02:49:14 PM »
When you're driving down a country road in WI, and come to a corner, there's always an old house with a bar in it. I've noticed this more in WI than anywhere else, the prevalence of roadhouse style bars that are usually old 2 story houses, with a freestanding beer sign out in the gravel parking lot, and banners tacked on the front proclaiming either "welcome hunters" or "welcome bikers". Is this just a holdover from before the highways?

probably? but a lot of those places are still the social hub for the surrounding area.

when we drove across the middle of the state last summer we saw a bunch. nothing but trees and single lane highway for miles... then a tavern with a couple atv's and pickups out front.
Maybe it's more of an in-between stopping place to cool your heels and get some grub on the road. I just thought it was interesting that they were often in old houses. Probably something that's been there for decades and never changed, also too far off the beaten path to be McDonalds-ized.

Might be a hold over from prohibition.  Needed something opened quickly, couldn't wait for a bar to be built.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #90 on: April 02, 2018, 02:59:00 PM »
When you're driving down a country road in WI, and come to a corner, there's always an old house with a bar in it. I've noticed this more in WI than anywhere else, the prevalence of roadhouse style bars that are usually old 2 story houses, with a freestanding beer sign out in the gravel parking lot, and banners tacked on the front proclaiming either "welcome hunters" or "welcome bikers". Is this just a holdover from before the highways?

probably? but a lot of those places are still the social hub for the surrounding area.

when we drove across the middle of the state last summer we saw a bunch. nothing but trees and single lane highway for miles... then a tavern with a couple atv's and pickups out front.
Maybe it's more of an in-between stopping place to cool your heels and get some grub on the road. I just thought it was interesting that they were often in old houses. Probably something that's been there for decades and never changed, also too far off the beaten path to be McDonalds-ized.

Might be a hold over from prohibition.  Needed something opened quickly, couldn't wait for a bar to be built.
Yeah, definitely. I was just reading an article about them, sometimes they were speakeasies with gambling and prostitution. If they rented rooms upstairs, it makes sense that they would be 2 story houses.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #91 on: April 02, 2018, 03:20:35 PM »
seems likely that a lot of them were the proprietor's home and business. my dad's grandparents opened a general store in the country and added on rooms to live in.. then a 2nd floor to rent rooms.

now that the mention of brothels & gambling comes up.. i wouldn't doubt that was part of it. my dad's grandfather made his own wine, ran a couple businesses and the family basically controlled/owned everything in the surrounding area.

there's a tavern down the road a couple miles that has alternated between family home, general store, restaurant and bar for generations.
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« Reply #92 on: April 02, 2018, 06:47:56 PM »
seems likely that a lot of them were the proprietor's home and business. my dad's grandparents opened a general store in the country and added on rooms to live in.. then a 2nd floor to rent rooms.

now that the mention of brothels & gambling comes up.. i wouldn't doubt that was part of it. my dad's grandfather made his own wine, ran a couple businesses and the family basically controlled/owned everything in the surrounding area.

there's a tavern down the road a couple miles that has alternated between family home, general store, restaurant and bar for generations.
That’s some cool history. :thumbup: wonder what it’d be like to live above a bar like that.

I think the vice stuff was more due to prohibition, hiding out outside of town and maybe paying off the local law. Some were just stagecoach stops where travelers got 3 hots and a cot. And maybe a hooker. :unsure:

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« Reply #93 on: April 24, 2018, 12:38:48 PM »
Good article on WI's oldest bars, with commentary from Jim Draeger, who wrote that Bottoms Up book. (highly recommended)

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »


Mallard Club, Goofy Ridge, IL (now closed)

This didn't really fit anywhere else (dive restaurants maybe)... apparently Goofy Ridge was once a river hideaway south of Peoria for prohibition-era bootleggers, moonshiners, outlaws, and ne'er-do-wells. The roads are sand, and it's not uncommon that residents travel on horseback. Google searches turned up a couple of older articles, and a novel by a local author that worked it into one of his detective noir books. This was the only photo I could find of this place, and it has an odd vibe to it, like Twin Peaks or something.

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« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2018, 10:21:30 PM »




Sessler's Meeme House, Meeme, WI (1847-2012)

Found pictures of this place in the great photo book Tavern League, and was curious where the hell Meeme, WI was. It was built in 1847, and operated as a stagecoach stop and saloon. It was most recently run for 56 years by Val Sessler, until her passing in 2012 at age 92. Currently under restoration by the Manitowoc Historical Society, with plans to open it again outside of Manitowoc. Last October it was partially dismantled and relocated. More info about that project here.

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« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2018, 11:28:09 PM »
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« Reply #97 on: July 03, 2018, 07:25:30 AM »
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« Reply #98 on: July 03, 2018, 08:38:51 AM »
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« Reply #99 on: July 03, 2018, 09:20:10 AM »
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