On the left is Carlsville in 1959, just 5 years before Sarah and husband Bill Anschutz purchased the Carlsville Tavern and made it theirs from 1964-1986 as the Carlsville Bar. Once a community where folks drove through to tourist destinations to the north, it's not so now as parking lots are full, and Sarah still living in Carlsville has seen it all happen. Memories had the attendees visiting after the program.
On May 9th, Sarah told a well-attended program at the Kress her story of growing up on a local farm with 5 brothers and 2 sisters; stories of very early on having chores like bringing in the water for drinking, cooking and doing the laundry, bringing in the wood for the wood cook stove, as well as the other farm chores with harvest tasks and animal care.
She and her siblings attended Sunny Point School and later Sevastopol High School. Lack of finances prohibited her from furthering her education to become a teacher. After marrying Bill they were looking to buy their own farm, but ended up with the Carlsville Bar and 22 years of feeding others with Friday night fish fries and weddings and banquets, all with the help of their 6 daughters.
In 1980, 5 other couples they purchased 70 acres in northeast side of Carlsville on HWY 42 and developed the 'Country Sunshine Campground' which they sold in 1986, it's still there and is now known as Harbor Village.