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Monday - July 17, 2017 8:44 am

For some people, the best part of Riverfest is eating. Here's what it was like 11 years ago.

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At Riverfest is 2006, the Freight House was selling prime rib sandwiches.  Drugan's Castle Mound had hamburgers and 'chatwiches.'  Ciatti's offered chicken cappellini and a chicken Caesar wrap.  And Features sold a cajun chicken sandwich, and Mississippi mud pie.  Tom and Roz Hundt were Commodore and First Mate for the 2006 Riverfest.

Wisconsin re-elected Democratic Governor Jim Doyle to a second term in 2006.  In November, Doyle won most of the counties on the western side of the state, while Republican Mark Green dominated in eastern Wisconsin.  Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker briefly ran for governor that year, but dropped out months before the primary.

UW-La Crosse was taking it all off with a Summerstage production of the musical "The Full Monty," about unemployed steel workers putting on a strip show to raise money.  That was 11 years ago, 2006, yesterday in La Crosse.

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Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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