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The Stephen Rossi Saloon, 1914
The Stephen Rossi Saloon, 1914

 


The Stephen Rossi Saloon, 1914


Rossi's saloon was located on the south side of Main Street, west of the railroad tracks. The saloon was in operation from 1912-1919, selling beer for a nickel a pail, until Prohibition put it out of business. For the steady customers, there was a free spaghetti lunch in the back of the saloon. Pictured here (L-R): unidentified man, Charles Haggerty, William Cox, Margaret Rossi, Stephen "Spaghetti" Rossi, George Mortimer, and Thomas Ross.

 


Braidwood Cubs Baseball Team

 

Braidwood Cubs Baseball Team

The Braidwood Cubs won several tournaments between 1902-1912. The team was organized on the "pass-the-hat" basis by the gang that hung around the Weir Ice Cream Parlor on Main St. Often walking to Diamond, Coal City, Braceville and Godley to play for $5 to $10 purses.

Top row: (L-R) Alex (Weasel) Gordon, Manager; Thomas Strachan, pitcher; Richard McCambridge, catcher & 3rd base; Robert (Babe) Smith, pitcher; William (Larry) Adams, left field; Robert Cooper, right field; Joseph Ruva, Treasurer. Second row: Leo Vicars, pitcher & 1st base; George Hufford, catcher & 2nd base.