Wow.........a LOT of people on that street. Wonder if that was normal or was there some sort of event/celebration going on?
A run on the bank? I see several cars indicating '29 to '30 ish. Several model A Fords in there. The crowds seem to be going both ways into the State Bank.
Wayne might be right. Rice Lake is a resort town in northern WI lake country, but it doesn't look like a celebration of any sort.
I think you NAILED it Wayne.....Great insight.
There was a bank hold up in 1930 At the Silver State Bank. So maybe this is the town reacting
Maybe Minnesota Fats is hustling at the pool hall
Anyone have a shot of that intersection today? Would be nice to see what it looks like now.
No one appears to be dressed for a celebration - lots of work clothes/work jackets.
Lots of criminal activity about that time period and many Chicago folks vacationed in the area. Some of the farms had hid-a-way places too. Wayne may be right too.
The big bore 'new' Henry rifles are made in Rice Lake now. I haven't used one, but I know my son's .22 made in Bayonne, NJ is a work of metal art. I imagine the WI ones should be the same.
Jason,not to long ago i got a Very Nice Henry Brass engraved Buffalo tribute in 45/70.Bud.
Henry rifles made in Wisconsin? Very nice. On my "to do" list.
Ever shot that 45-70 Bud? I 'spect not as it's far too gorgeous. I mean that in the right way. :-)
I shot a stainless 45-70 pistol made in Minneapolis. My buddy sold it before I even had a chance... Ugh.
Baallaam! Not at all like the buddy's 9 mil. Whack!
What a great picture Jay! Thank you!
Duey,Yes a couple of times.I have always wanted a 45/70 as i had my grandfathers model 1876 45/60 winchester.The winchester has been given to my oldest grandson and he reloads for it.Bud.
Jay - Great historic photo of Rice Lake, Wisconsin!
Kinda' "OT" comment here, but since "Henry Rifles" was brought up......
I retired in 2002 from the Union Pacific RR Police Dept. in 2002 as a Seattle Sr. Special Agent, and accordingly, when the "Railroad Edition" of the "Tribute" series .22 cal Henry Rifles came out, my wife insisted that I had to have one! It was certainly what I consider to be a rather extravagant and probably unnecessary expenditure, however, that rifle is a real "jewel" and a piece that I am proud to own as what will surely become a family heirloom!
....and to keep this post somewhat "Model T", I should add that it is also due to my wife's "insistence" that I own more than one Model T Ford! (....she loves the ol' "flivvers" as much as I do). One of the single guys in our local "T" club wanted to know if she has a sister!!! (:^) .....harold
Observation - did you ever notice that in many old photos of street scenes the cars are all angle parked? It was that way in the town I grew up in and in the little towns around me now. In modern times, all those places have parallel parking. I wonder if it was a holdover from the horse and buggy days? There was no such thing as parallel parking a buggy....