Saturday, February 26, 2011

Harvey Bolin & his Swallow 0 X 5 in 1931

Harvey Bolin 1936

Harvey Bolin 1930's

Brandon MN
Harvey is parked at the corner of Front Street and Holmes Ave.

Harvey Bolin at his airplane hanger

Brandon / Millerville
Hanger was located on Hwy 5 between Hwy 7 & 16.

Harvey Bolin 1941

Harvey Bolin and his Piper J3 Cub 1954

Brandon MN
Notice plane is on skis for landing on the lake.

Harvey Bolin with snow invention

Brandon MN
Notice the propeller in the back.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Harvey Bolin

Brandon MN
Harvey Bolin with his Losley Scout Biplane.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chili Cook-Off Contest was held Feb. 11, 2011

Brandon MN
Twelve teams competed for the best chili of the evening. Over 200 people attended the event and great fun was had by all. Everyone is looking forward to another contest next year. Some of the teams are already hatching their plans for new themes and how to spark up their recipes. The proceeds of the event go to the Brandon City Auditorium Restoration Project.
Be sure to go all the way to the end in order to see all twelve teams.

Integrity Title / Alexandria YMCA

Received the Judges Choice Award for Best Chili

Brandon Fire Department

Received Judges Choice Award for Second Place Chili

Brandon Lions Club

Received the People's Choice Award for Best Chili

Gardonville Telephone / Brandon Communications

Received the Theme Award for fun and interesting
table design and apparel.

The Odd Couple

Hilltop Lumber

Moe 4-H Club

Echo Press

Brew Crew

Ravishing Ruby Red Hats

Orb Management Corp.

Design Tree Engineering

Chili Contest Judges

Joe Korkowski, Ben Rusch & Doug Johnson

Plenty of Chili for everyone.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Front Street & Railroad Tracks

Brandon MN

1890 - Notice the wind mill for the city well on Front Street. You can see that there are three elevators at this time and the lumber yard is in operation. The Great Northern Depot is on the North side of the tracks.

Now you can see that the depot has been moved to the South side of the tracks. Notice the passengers on the station platform. Click on the picture to make it larger so that you get a better view. Don't miss the depot out-house to the south of the building and the smoke rising above the roof of the depot which comes from the steam engine.

The number of freight cars on this side track will tell you that the lumber yard and the grain elevators are thriving businesses.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bus route students from Brandon & Millerville

Ted Plaster was the school bus driver.