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Octopus Bar? #4550 01/28/05 06:11 PM
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Last night at the Annual Chamber Meeting, we received a questionnaire with the following question.

Where was the Octopus Bar located?

That's before my time but i do know the answer! laugh

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I know the answer too. I only was allowed to drink pop there though. frown

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The Octopus Bar was a private gentlemen's bar located in the basement of my first home on North 5th street. It was a quiet place where my friends and I sipped root beer, listened to classical music, and discussed world events. Just ask Tex Tiegs, Danny Buck, or Mark "Rattler" Schaefer.

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AND IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, THERE WAS A SOFTBALL TEAM WITH THAT NAME. AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD, AND HAD SOME AWESOME COACHES. ANYONE REMEMBER THAT?

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How did the discussion of world affairs lead to the demonstration of proper firearm use in the front yard?

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Troy Koester, along with his wife Kari, have found ancient artifacts from the old Octopus Bar since they've purchased the Graham's former residence. Could be clues as to how productive those discussions went.

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Skeddy- I believe you used to live in a similar home at N 5th ST.

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I rember when we would go watch the Octopus Bar girls play someone would ask where it was in Henderson because no one could ever find it when they came to town

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If anyone wants to see a picture and names of players that were on the team go to Henderson then and now page 523

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In case you don't have the book...


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Now that's a classic! I believe I know where you're coming from Lisa.

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I have a cassette tape from New Years Eve I believe but it was 1981 recorded at the Octopus bar....it is a classic....

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I remember hearing about that tape! I'll bet the museum would be interested in acquiring a copy!!! wink Perhaps the fire dept. could sell copies for a fundraiser?!!

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If I remember correctly, my sister played softball for the Octopus Bar and it was by the phone building right? By that new hair salon???

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Was that the Red Feather?

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You are correct sir. Some may have called it the Dead Feather. They didn't pack 'em in there or what? Hey Jodi I think my nephew Troy and his wife Kari currently live at the now defunct Octopus Bar. It's strange how back then bars were located on streets other than main. Hmmm.

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That's what I'm thinking of-the Red FEather.

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Remember those eight tracks we listened to down there? Gene Tracy tapes were one of the classics.

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The Octopus Bar was in Denny Grahams basement.

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Really!

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Yep, really!

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