The John D. Van Allen store is located at the center of downtown Clinton at 2nd Street (the old Lincoln Highway) and Fifth Avenue. The striking Howes Building dating to 1900 stands just to the east.
Clinton has a public art project at this intersection with statues of an eagle, otter, catfish and a fox (maybe a wolf) on each corner. By each one is a concrete picture of a trolley, steam locomotive, log rafts and a train depot with bridges. The statues represent animals in the area and the pictures the transportation that led to the growth of the city.
We had an afternoon to kill and went to some places to have a drink. First was a new one to us called Manning's Whistle Stop on 2nd Street.. We had heard about the place last night while driving home from the LumberKing game. They advertise as the place for fans to meet before and after the game. They are located close to the ballpark.
Not many people in there this early in the afternoon. I'd classify it as your typical sports bar.
Next stop was Midway Sports Bar, also on 2nd Street and close to J&D Steakhouse. This was one of the first places we went on out first trip to Clinton and we really enjoyed it back them, especially with their ultimate jukebox. That had just about any song a person our age would want to hear and was the idea behind my Ultimate Jukebox downstairs at home in Margaritaville.
More to Come. --RoadDog
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