Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Shooting Range

To answer the trivia question I asked at the end of my last post, Beiseker's shooting range was located in the old community hall.  The building, called Memorial Hall, was finished in 1948 and located on Main Street at the corner of Main and Third Avenue, north across the street from the medical clinic. 

An extension was built onto the back wall of the stage to house a bullet catcher.  Shooters were on a raised platform on the main floor of the hall and shot at targets fastened to the front of the catcher on the back wall of the stage.  To the best of my knowledge only very small calibres were used, probably .22 short target rounds. 

The shooting range was discontinued many years before the Memorial Hall building was sold to a private individual after our new hall was built. It burned down more than 20 years ago.  Now you know.

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