“Fill ‘er Up” Authors Spotlight Wisconsin Service Stations from Bygone Era

In salute to those good ol’ days of merry motoring, The Friends of Door County Libraries is presenting authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz to discuss their book, Fill ‘er Up:  The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations. In two programs – at 7 pm Friday, June 12 at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, and at 10 am on Saturday, June 13 at the Sister Bay Fire Station – the authors will talk about the evolution of the roadside gas station as a part of Americana and highlight some notable examples throughout the state. The companion documentary, produced by Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Assn., also will be shown.

Fill ‘er Up, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is part of a series focusing on the importance of roadside architecture in Wisconsin’s past. Copies of the book and DVD will be available for sale at both events.

Part of a continuing series of Book and Author events presented by the Friends of Door County Library, the programs are free; however, donations of non-perishable food items for Feed My People are encouraged. The Miller Art Museum is located inside the Sturgeon Bay Library at 107 S. 4th Avenue. The Sister Bay Fire Station is located at 2258 Mill Rd.