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

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