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Bill Parkhouse behind the bar at the Town Hall.

Historically Speaking: Bill Parkhouse and the Town Hall Bar

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The Town Hall Bar has been in business in West Fargo since 1936. When Bill Parkhouse bought it in 1964 it had eight stools and two booths. He was 25-years old, had a few years experience tending bar, and had $50 in a tip jar that he used in the cash register.

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"Every day I had to hustle. I came in at 7 a.m. and left at midnight," Parkhouse remembered.

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