Franksville is a small Wisconsin town about 10 miles west of Racine and three miles east of I-94. The small town is more a place that gets driven through on the way to other places these days, but once upon a time it was a bustling stop on the route between Milwaukee and Chicago. White settlers first came here in the 1830s. In the 1850s, plank roads were built and in the 1870s, the railroad line came through. And through pretty much all of that, Brossman’s Bar has been there. Before it was a bar, it was a stagecoach stop and hotel and the folks that run the place now can trace their family’s roots with the bar back to 1899.

Brossman’s Bar is located at 3241 Co Hwy H, Franksville, WI 53126. You can find out more about the bar and see more fabulous historical photographs on their Facebook page.

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