By Carl Corey
In Tavern League, photographer Carl Corey documents a unique and important segment of the Wisconsin community. This collection of 60 pictures captures the Wisconsin tavern as it is today.
Our bars are unique micro-communities, offering patrons a sense of belonging. Many of these bars are the only public gathering place in the rural communities they serve. These simple taverns offer the individual the valuable opportunity for face to face conversation and camaraderie, particularly as people become more physically isolated through the accelerated use of the internet’s social networking, mobile texting, gaming, and the rapid-fire of email.