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Schlenker's Bar and Cafe

Proprietors: Jake and Evelyn Schlenker

Year Started: 1953

Year Ended: about 1975 after Jake died and Evelyn moved to the nursing home.

History of Business: The bar and café were run by Jake and Evelyn Schlenker. It was a popular stop for people who came to Manfred whether it was with a load of grain or to bring their children to school. Often people would stop for a visit when they came to the post office for their daily paper and the mail. Businessmen gathered there for coffee in the morning and afternoon; local people would stop for a game of cards or just to visit. Sunday after church it was a gathering place as well. It was a hub of activity of Manfred.

Daisy – Schlenker's Cafe and Bar

Reference points:

Red rectangle - Manfred School

Blue rectangle - Vang Lutheran Church

Purple rectangle – Post Office/Bank

Green rectangle – Solheim Station

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