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[ARCHIVED] A Look Back: Whitey's Wonderbar by Zoe Bruggeman

The original item was published from August 11, 2021 to July 23, 2021 2:58 PM

Interior vintage photo of the stainless steel bar at Whitey's

In 1930, Edwin “Whitey” Larson built the first stainless steel horseshoe bar, in the U.S.A. Thus his bar was named “Whitey’s Wonderbar.” Made in the days of Prohibition, the bar still resides at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews in downtown East Grand Forks. And in 1939, was featured in the Saturday Evening Post and Time Magazine, for its unique art deco design. 

Image found in A Meeting of the Reds: East Grand Forks 1887-1987, Volume 2. Page 299. 

For more information, visit Whitey’s Underground website.