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Historic Backyard Stroll | 3 2 dates

Meet at the Former Gun Club
Colley Road
Beloit, WI 53511
10/16 - 5:30 p.m.
11/20 - 5 p.m.

The original dates of July 27, August 21 and September 18 have been rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Join John Carroll on a stroll through History!

John (Moe) Carroll's family moved to Beloit in 1846. They were "Shanty Irish" who escaped the Irish Potato Famine and walked to Beloit to stake their claim in the new world. The Carroll brothers built a small business, utilizing the two oxen and carts they brought with them to start a trucking business. They have been in business in Beloit continually since then. The Higgins family, John's maternal great grandparents, arrived at the same time and also operated their own businesses.

John would like to take you on a stroll through his growing-up neighborhood on the Hillcrest Bluff (presently Sherwood Drive) by way of the railroad tracks in the back yards of many of Beloit's most notable and infamous families. The tour is only about three blocks long on level railroad bed and should take about two hours. It will start at the Gun Club parking lot on Colley Road and proceed to Beloit Junction, a magical spot untouched since the 19th Century.

The stroll will accommodate the first twenty people to sign on; refreshments will be served at The Junction.

Read Moe's Junction Walk Story!
$10 per person - limited to just 20 people per walk!
Pre-register online by phone or by mail
For more information, call 608-365-7835
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