Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Big Chippewa Lake Resort Over The Years

Odin's Place





Odin Olson with his 7 pound bass

Odin was the grandfather to Kathy Drexler, Wendy Peterson, 

Gordon Peterson and Judy Grove





Hap Jones purchased the resort and ran it in the late 40s 

 until 1957








Slacks purchased the resort in 1957

 and are running it to the present time.








Pontoons have come a long way



Kids having a little bond fire



John Korkowski and Corky Slack with some
nice looking walleyes



Corky had boats for the folks in the cabins 
and he also rented out boats to other people in the community. 



Picnic Time



Slack Family
Back: Karen, Georgia, Corky, Larry, George
Front: Roger, Sonja, Tom and Susie Schiele
 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Frank's Standard Service Station


Don't you just love the coin change dispenser on his belt?

 This was in 1932. Look at the price of gas. 



This "Hot Rod" was painted with Frank's Standard Service Station on it.  Frank was heavy on the word SERVICE.  When you drove up to the pumps at his station, Frank was out there in a flash to fill your gas tank, wash your windows and check your oil.  On each side of Brandon there was a road sign that read, " FREE GAS  if we fail to wash your windows, Frank's Standard Service Station."  If you look closely you can see Spike painted on the door.  Spike (Glen) Johnson  was the race car driver who drove this "Hot Rod" at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria in the 1960s.





 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Brandon Feed Mill owned by J.C. Metcalf in 1920s


Was located East of the present Joe's Gas Station




Men capping the well from the mill.  Clarence Anderson is with the brimmed hat, Paul Goering with the flat hat and possibly Jacob Goering. 



If you look close at the left you can see a new grain elevator under construction.








 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Florian Ledermann Brandon Author







 Published in the Echo Press January 29, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Brandon High School Cheerleaders 1977 - 1978


 Kristi Bakken, Julie Strom, Tami Bynne, Linda Skurat and Lorna Koep.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Millerville School Bus 1944



 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Brandon History Center New Website

From January 21  issue of the West Douglas County Record


 
brandonhistorycenter.org.