Saturday, December 1, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Brennon and Schwarts family photos North of Brandon MN on Hwy 16

 These photos were taken from an album belonging to members of the Brennon and Schwartz family. Some of them lived on Hwy 16 North of Brandon.  The pictures were not labeled but we felt they were very cool. 

Notice the chickens in front of the hay rack. 

Frank Schwartz in 1935

On the internet it says that wooden silos were being built in the 1870s.
This silo may have been built when the homestead was filed. 

St. Ann's Mass Servers 1977 Brandon MN

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cooks at St. Ann's for the George and Bev Dickey Wedding August 14, 1976

In those days the friends and neighbors cooked and served the wedding dinners.

Marion Politiske, Elreen Klimek, Netta Kaess, Rita Smith, Lenora Roers, Dorothy Johnson, Marian Wagner, Clara Carlson, Erma Shea, Magdalen Kelly, Evelyn Schecher, Pauline Wagner, 
Pauline Quinn

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Early 1900's threshing crew.

This threshing crew is using steam engine and two teams of horses.  Does anyone know which farm this was taken on?

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