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Ethel and Jim Hirsch Welcoming Returning Soldiers after World War II in a Highland Bar


“Ethel and Jim Hirsch Welcoming Returning Soldiers after World War II in a Highland Bar,” Madison Historical, accessed February 25, 2024,


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This photograph shows Ethel and Jim Hirsch (far left) and others welcoming home soldiers returning from World War II in a Highland. Various photographs of soldiers are hanging on the shelf behind Ethel and Jim. The identity of the bar is unknown. One possibility is Kid Walter’s Place, which Ethel and Jim bought in 1952. That bar became known as Ethel's and is still open as of 2018.


  • culture
  • Highland
  • military
  • World War II


  • Pfiste, Susie


Circa 1945

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