Boscobel or Soldiers Grove?: 1939

Boscobel or Soldiers Grove?: 1939

Photo caption says Boscobel, Wisconsin, 1939, but we have had a comment from a former resident of Boscobel that this is in fact Soldiers Grove. Nice view with cars, a Hires Root Beer truck and lots of advertising signs. John Vachon, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Vintage photos provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.


this isn't Boscobel WI

This isn't Boscobel. It is Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin.

[Thanks for the correction Mike. We got the description of the photo from the Library of Congress. It was provided to them by the photographer John Vachon. Perhaps he spent some time in the Wonder Bar. - Jiggsy]

this isn't Boscobel WI

that does not look like Boscobel to me. I grew up there and know a lot about the history. I think it is Soldier's Grove Wisconsin. Main street doesn't lead to a hill. There was no Wonder Bar in Boscobel but I think there was one in Soldiers Grove and this looks like their main street. I recognize the buildings that were torn down- My dad grew up there. Please e-mail me to let me know how this is Boscobel.
thanks.