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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cindy (Korkowski) Haffner Barn Quilts

Cindy grew up in the Brandon- Millerville area.

Clippings courtesy of the Country Acres Newspaper. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chippewa Lake North of Brandon MN

                    This photo is labeled Chippewa Lake and I am thinking this is                              Big Chippewa Lake. 

Can anyone give us more information on this?

Photo courtesy Ruth Plaster

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Old Fishing Photos

Spelling correction, Bud Skrove.

Joe Webskowski is the father to Pin Webskowski.  This fish was caught in January 1972. It was 24 pounds and 43 inches long. 


Grandson Gary Webskowski holding fish with a little bit of help. 

Grandkids Faye, Gary and Lee  watching Pin butcher the huge fish. 

Photos courtesy of Pin Webskowski