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Monticello Area Historical Society: 'Jimmies' restaurant
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Monticello's famous dining establishment, "Jimmies" or the "Midway," was known far and wide for its fine hamburgers. James "Jimmie" Lobs, a Greek immigrant, came to Monticello in 1906 as part of a railroad section crew. Although he "murdered" the English language, Lobs enjoyed conversations, and the Midway never saw a dull moment while he was present.