2-9-08 Laird Room, Stevens Point, WI poster by Alexandra Fis­cher & Chris Shaw

2/9/08 Moonalice poster by Alex Fischer & Chris Shaw

February 9, 2008 Laird Room, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fis­cher & Chris Shaw

According to Moonalice legend, George Stevens, the man who founded Stevens Point, Wisconsin was a chief in the local Moonalice tribe. Ol’ George was a saloon-keeper of great repute. His four saloons were the centerpiece of the town from its earliest days. George’s insistence on serving whiskey by the pint was the stuff of local legend and formed the basis for the town’s name. Steven’s Pint didn’t become Steven’s Point until the spirit of prohibition reared its ugly head. But this is only half the story. As usual, Moonalice legend has the rest. George Stevens didn’t just serve whiskey. Duh. His back rooms dispensed tons of Medical Hemp products. As any chef will tell you, “a pint’s a pound the world around.” The minimum quantity on offer was a pint of George’s hemp, and the locals were known to stand around for days, both before and after purchase.

It was a gazillion degrees below zero in Stevens Point, but not in the University Center. Everyone there was nice and toasty!



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