Thursday, September 24, 2009

Telephone Office 1923

Brandon MN
This telephone office was located at approximately 207 Front Street in Brandon MN. In the picture the telephone operator seated is Gertrude Stariha Renkes. The one standing behind her is Hildegard Stariha Loeffler. The lineman and technician is Carl Bolin.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Homemade Tractor 1915-1916

Millerville MN
Peter Bitzan with homemade tractor built in 1915-1916. Chassis from an old steam engine, Witte engine, tank in front for cooling. First gas tractor used for threshing in Millerville township.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Millerville Welding Shop 1937

Millerville MN
William Thoennes working in the Millerville welding shop in 1937