History

1858 – The history of Club Ten dates back to 1858 when Nathaniel Plummer bought land, located four miles east of Durand on Hwy 10.

1937 –  In 1937 Mr. Plummer sold the land to Harry, Edna, and Julia Forster, who built The Old Log Cabin nightclub. The tavern was constructed from old horse barns located in Meridian and other locations in Northern Wisconsin. The old horse barns originally were used at logging camps and were constructed of cedar logs.

1947 – In 1947, the Forster family sold the tavern to ten investors, Carl and Bob Silberhorn, Joe Carin, Clarence Krings, Tom Pattison, Gale Myers, Gus Schiefeibein, Tony Cebe, Tony Polzer, and Vic Erickson. These investors purchased the establishment to quench their thirst on Sundays. The city of Durand was dry on sunday but the nightclub was located in the town of Lima where no such limitation applied. It was then that the establishment was renamed Club 10 in honor of the 10 investors.

1948 – In 1948 a dining room and kitchenware were built and the bar remodeled. During the construction a fire broke out causing severe damage to the original structure. To this day you can see remenite of the fire in the charred rafters above the rec hall.

1949 – 1951  Club 10 was the stop for the GreyHound bus line and the restaurant was open 24 hours a day for the GreyHound travelers. 

1952 – By 1952 the investors had dwindled to two investors, Carl Silberhorn and Walt Hartung, who formed a partnership and took over operations. 

1954 – In 1954, Club 10 added on a six lane bowling center. 

1957 – In 1957, automatic pin-setters were added 

1972 – New pin setters were installed 

1976 – On August 1976, Walt Hartung decided to retire and sold his interest to Carl Silberhorn. During that same year, two of Carl’s sons, Mike and Mark, joined the management team.

1979 –  Once again in 1979, Club 10 was under construction with the addition of a banquet room and the kitchen was remodeled. 

1997 – In December of 1997, Carl Silberhorn retired form Club 10 after 50 years. The Silberhorn family decided at this time to sell Club 10 after 21 years of ownership and sold the business to the Doerr family who owned it for 25 years.

2022 – In May of 2022 The Vogel family took over ownership. They moved the bar back to the front of the building and turned the old bar into a gaming area with 2 state of the art sports simulators.