Visit the wicked Fox Cities, full of place names like La Grand Butte des Morts (the Big Hill of the Dead) and Winneconne (the Place of Skulls) that date from an era when settlement was frequently synonymous with slaughter. Even after the firm establishment of modern civilization, there remained an uneasy truce between lined pockets and bared knuckles that was often only brokered by heavy drinking. Stumble across the frozen Fox River and barge into local watering holes, where the only pauses in the revelry are discussions about desecrating Joe McCarthy's grave. Points of interest include the Oshkosh rat-betting scene, the Appleton Union Street Resorts and the Neenah tavern, where a world-champion boxer hid from the doctor who had bought his bones.
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