Fishing in a Pool

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By Historical Society

More than 500 children and adults showed up at the Forest Park Swimming Pool at the end of the swimming season in 1966 to try their luck at trout fishing. The park board and Superintendent James Sarno stocked the pool with 250 pounds of Wisconsin trout. At this fishing event more than 175 fish were caught on the first day, and even Mayor Howard Mohr fished with the kids. This tradition went on through the 1979 season and was adopted by park districts all around as a final end to the pool season.  

See more history:

Visit pool party of the 1990's here.

Read more about the first swimming pool in town at the Forest Park Ammusment Park.


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