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A community rich in history and culture, Janesville was named in 1836 after early settler Henry Janes, following the Black Hawk War of 1832. Proud of their heritage, Janesville's residents have shown great dedication in the restoration of the community's beautiful early buildings and homes.

Spend a wonderful afternoon downtown visiting antique shops and viewing the historic districts. Approximately 20 percent of Wisconsin's buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Janesville.

One highlight is the Tallman House, significant as Wisconsin's only private residence where Abraham Lincoln slept. The local Rock County Historical Society Museum is also a wonderful display of area heritage. Janesville's past can be revisited through a vareity of festivals and events which the Rock County Historical Society and other organizations frequently host.

Gray's Brewing Company

Since 1856, the Gray family has maintained a tradition of offering the very best in beers and soft drinks. The Gray family discontinued brewing operations in 1912 and produced only soft drinks until 1994, when the family returned to their heritage of offering the finest hand crafted ales and stouts.

Today, five generations later, the Gray Brewing and Beverage Co. is known as the oldest family owned beverage company maintaining continuous business for over 138 years. They Gray Brewing Co. is committed to carrying on this tradition, which spans over two centuries.


miracleMiracle, The White Buffalo Calf, was born on the 45-acre Dave and Val Heider Farm the morning of August 20, 1994. 

Miracle is considered to be the first white buffalo calf born since 1933.   Being a white calf, Miracle is extremely important in the religious beliefs of many Native American tribes. 

You may visit the calf free of charge at the Heider farm and hear the fascinating legend surrounding her birth. Visiting hours are from 10 - 5, seven days a week. (subject to change).


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The Janesville Country Club has the distinction of being the sixth club to be started in the United States, the second to be started in the Midwest, and the first to be started in Wisconsin. Sired by a Scot, the club began with clubs and balls directly imported from Scotland. The Janesville Country Club was the site of the 1994 Wisconsin State Golf Association Mens' Amateur Championship. Janesville Country Club was also proud to host the 1977 U.S. Open Qualifying Round. Today, after one hundred years of tradition, the Janesville Country Club continues to offer championship golf and outstanding facilities and services.


snappy.gif (17634 bytes)The Beloit Snappers are a Class "A" affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and are a member of the Midwest League, comprised of 14 teams located in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Over 33 million fans attended minor league games in '97 and with the popularity of minor league baseball spiraling upward, you can join our team in an enjoyable atmosphere at Harry C. Pohlman Field.

Beloit has been an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers since the club joined the Midwest League in 1982. The relationship is the longest standing affiliation of any club in the Midwest League. Since 1982, over 70 Beloit players have donned a Milwaukee Brewers uniform or made it to the Major League level with another organization. Two of the most recent players promoted to Milwaukee are pitchers Jeff D'Amico and Steve Woodword, who are now looked at as the future of the Brewers' pitching staff. Other notable Major Leaguers include Greg Vaughn (Padres), B.J. Surhoff (Orioles), Jeff Cirillo (Brewers), John Jaha (Brewers), Dave Nilsson (Brewers), and Troy O'Leary (Red Sox) just to name a few.

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