Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hagen's A&W Root Beer Stand was a family-owned business for 35 years. The root beer stand was a source of summer employment for area high school students and community members. The A&W was a popular meeting place for local teens. All six of the Hagen siblings worked at A&W. Virginia modeled a strong work ethic, instilling team effort and hard work, to her employees. Many memories of family outings and children stopping for treats were made at this site.
In Loving Memory of Our Parents – Jack and Virginia Hagen.
Location. 44° 17.665′ N, 90° 50.673′ W. Marker is in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 54) west of South Roosevelt Road (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East Main Street, Black River Falls WI 54615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lunda Construction Co. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoffman Construction Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moe Hardware (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Pfaffsprairie Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Field of Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Arnold Jacobson Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black River Falls.
More about this marker. The marker was painted by local artist Susan Sampson.
Also see . . .
1. A&W Root Beer. Corporate / franchise history. (Submitted on January 19, 2015.)
2. A&W Root Beer. A&W of Lodi, California history (first roadside drink stand). (Submitted on January 19, 2015.)
3. John S Hagen. Find A Grave memorial. (Submitted on January 19, 2015.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2015, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2015, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.