Jim Sisko

Jim Sisko

Posted on 10/03/2013

Photo taken on September 29, 2013


the girls
bait shop
vilas county
fredricksons minnow shop
edith & hazel
star lake

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Fredrickson's Minnow Stand

Fredrickson's Minnow Stand
The picturesque Fredrickson bait shop was made of an old boxcar and sits on the shores of Star Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Edith and Hazel Fredrickson were two elderly sisters whom sat in their bait shop for over 70 years selling worms and minnows. These ladies were much celebrated as, year after year, hundreds upon hundreds of visitors would stop by to buy bait, chat or listen to them tell stories of what Star Lake used to be in the old days. “The Girls” as they were called, lived their entire lives, of just under 100 years, in the village of Star Lake. They saw Star Lake go from a booming lumber Milltown and largest town in Vilas County of the early 1900’s, to ghost town when the Milltown moved out and eventually to the remote fishing village that it remains today.

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