Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Big Chippewa Lake

From the photos of John Strom and Evelyn(Strom) Myrin.

Courtesy Ruth Plaster

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Brandon History Center Board Members

 Brandon History Center Board Members

Back L-R Marcia Bolin, Janet Nelson, Karen Thoennes, Mike Cleary
Front L-R Deb Shea, Ruth Plaster, Flo Bitzan

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Brandon History Center was held on October 8th at the history center.  An election of officers was held with Mike Cleary becoming a board member and Hilda Bettermann leaving her position.  Officers: Ruth Plaster President, Flo Bitzan Vice President, Karen Thoennes Secretary/Treasurer

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Remembering the Brennon Twins of Brandon






 Francis and his pet chicken

 Francis, Rose their mother and Phillip in 1976


Francis 1980

Happy Birthday Francis 1993

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Memories at Foslien's Woodside Farm





Courtesy of the Country Acres September 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CCC Camp right here in Chippewa Park Brandon MN


The Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great Depression.  Considered by many to be one of the most successful of Roosevelt's New Deal programs. The CCC planted more than three billion trees and constructed trails and shelters in more that 800 parks nationwide during its nine years of existence.  The CCC helped to shape the modern nation and state park systems we enjoy today.  There is a great deal of information on these camps on the internet.  Can you identify any of the men in these photos?

Joe Tamble is up front holding the bottle and wearing a tie and hat. 




Joe Tamble is far left by the horse/donkey's.

Photos are courtesy of  Mary Cariveau and Ann Combs who are granddaughters of Joe and Louise Tamble. The Tamble family were pioneers in Brandon.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ladies Bowling Tournament in Minneapolis 1964

Photo Courtesy Nora Goodburn

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Brandon School Over The Years


 Picture is labeled 1921 but the new school 

may have been built as early as 1901

First Addition 1935


Second Addition 1947  


School Demolition 1969
Notice in the background you can already see construction on the new school.
  










New School 1970


School Pictures Taken 2005



Photos courtesy of:
Chris Korkowski
Jeanine McFarlane
Elphege Webskowski


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Millerville Butter Days July 21, 2018 

                                                             

                                                          Family String Art





                                                             Kids Tractor Pull





 Dan Lee Comedy Hypnosis Show




 American Legion leading the parade


 Erika Olson singing the National Anthem


 2018 Grand Marshals Matthew & Corine Thoennes

Matthew will be 100 years old August 23th


 The Hopfner Family


 Millerville Fire Department


 Millerville Creamery


Schaffer Machine


 The Anderson Team- Jerry, Tim and Renae


 Butter Carving Contest





 Alexis Bitzan winner of a bike in the Coloring Contest



    Dairyland Donkey Races - Randy Bitzan #3


 Doug Schaffer # 8


The crowd watching the donkey races