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RENEWING MEMBERS
McFarland State Bank
Anderson, DDS, Dr. Thane B.
Altemus Corners House Bed & Breakfast
Asleson's Hardware
Days Inn
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Coachman's Golf Resort
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Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc.
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Coffee Break History
Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Where the Coffee Break Originated

Way back in 1880 Stoughton's Coffee Street was having daily coffee breaks for coffee.  The citizenry being 80% Norwegian (100% on Coffee Street) just had to fit in some time of day to send a batch of coffee through their system between meals.

With the T.G. Mandt Wagon Co. going strong, it became necessary for tobacco firms to hire women for the seasonal tobacco steaming.  The Gunderson Tobacco Warehouse at Main & Coffee Streets was ideal for hiring women because it was so near their homes and they could run home to check on the kids, the house and see how the next meal was progressing.

With these chores done and a hot pot of coffee constantly on the stove, what was more natural than to have a cup?  So began today's coffee break - a few minutes to relax and refresh with coffee.





Stoughton Top Attraction Arts & Entertainment District
Stoughton is magnet for artists. From the galleries and studios of our beautifully restored historic downtown to performance and other artist spaces throughout the city, Its easy to understand why this community is drawing artists from drama to dance, from painting to jewelry, from tuba to piano and everything in between.
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