Rapids Rd./Manitowoc Rapids

Site of Charlie Hynek’s Tavern – circa late 1800’s -early 1900’s. Photo courtesy of Alice Khail.

Hynek’s Tavern – circa 1930’s. Charlie Hynek stands behind his bar. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Hynek’s Tavern – circa 1940’s. It was operated by Charles and Lillian Hynek from 1935-1958. The building has been torn down and the Shipbuilder’s Credit Union sits on the site at 200 N. Rapids Rd. Photo courtesy of Chuck Prosek.

Hynek’s Tavern – Saturday, September 7, 1940 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Charles Hynek – circa 1950’s. This was a photo taken at a Manitowoc County Tavern League meeting in which Charles served as its president in the 1950’s. He is seated in the middle of the group (the others are unidentified). Photo courtesy of Chuck Prosek.

Hynek’s Tavern – circa early 1950’s, matchbook.

Hynek’s Tavern – matchbook, back.

Jack’s R Better – February 4, 2007. Article from the Herald Times. Used by permission of Herald Times/Gannett.com. A special Tip O’ the Hat to Michael Novak for pulling from his files.