Friday, July 5, 2024

Great News about Chippewa Park


Courtesy Echo Press
 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Frank's Standard Service Calendar from 1968


Brandon SummerFest is coming soon, Saturday August 3rd.  At the Brandon Auditorium,  the Brandon History Center will be presenting a display of Brandon calendars. We will give you a little peek at what you will be able to see there.







 

Frank's Station was located where Joe's Gas & Deli

 are now at the corner of hwys 7 and 82.

 

Sunday, June 30, 2024

John O. Renkes Old Calendars

Brandon SummerFest is coming soon, Saturday August 3rd.  At the Brandon Auditorium,  the Brandon History Center will be presenting a display of Brandon calendars. We will give you a little peek at what you will be able to see there.





 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Old Calendar Display

Brandon SummerFest is coming soon, Saturday August 3rd.  At the Brandon Auditorium,  the Brandon History Center will be presenting a display of Brandon calendars, some as old as 1914.  We will give you a little peek at what you will be able to see there. 


 

Front veiw of store.


Street veiw of store.

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Interior of store.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Who can remember Dr. Andrew Roman, a Brandon veterinarian?

 Dr. Andrew Roman escaped the tyrannies of European dictators and

 ended up as a veterinarian right here in Brandon Minnesota. 

  Fascinating Story !!






Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Look whats new at Chippewa Park


 

Friday, June 7, 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Brandon-Evansville High School Class of 2024.



 Photos Courtesy  Echo Press

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Millerville Legion Champs 1952


 Can anyone help us with the last two missing name ? Respond to brandonhistory@gctel.net

Friday, May 3, 2024

History of St. Ann's Parish 1902 - 1968


 The History of St. Ann's Parish 1902 - 1968 is now available on the Brandon History Center Website. You can now read it from the comfort of your home.  Go to:  brandonhistorycenter.org  and click on library.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Brandon High School Graduation Class 1914 -- 1918?


Can anyone give us information on this photo. It is the Brandon High School Graduation photo from approximately 1914 -- 1918.  Marie Pischke is the second from the right in the front row.  If you have information please send to   brandonhistory@gctel.net

 Photo courtesy of  Mindy Andreasen. 

Marie Pischke was a grandmother to Mindy.


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Old Scrap Book Item from 1964


 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Brandon High School Class Play 1953


 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Brandon Fire Department 135th Anniversary

Ten year ago the Brandon Fire Department celebrated the 125th anniversary of their department.  Attached is the program from that day in 2014. 








 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Chippewa Lutheran Church of Brandon Centennial Booklet


This Chippewa Lutheran Church of Brandon Centennial Booklet has just been added to the Brandon History Center Website.
go to    brandonhistorycenter.org   and click on History Library


 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Friday, February 23, 2024

Brandon High School Students 1994 Possibly BPA Group


Possibly a BPA Group




 
Back:     Eric Wood, Amanda Lee, Steve Peterson
Middle: Natausha Boesch, Stephanie Otto, Karen Hanson, 
               Melissa Korkowski,  Sara Bolton
Front:   Jill Korkowski

Friday, February 16, 2024

A Century of Faith. Story of the Church of Seven Dolors in Millerville


This is a booklet about the Church of Seven Dolors in Millerville. Is is now available  to veiw on the Brandon History Center Website. 

Go to  brandonhistorycenter.org and click on History Library.

This booklet includes many  interesting pictures.  It is great to be able to read this  from the comfort of your home. 


 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mail Order Brides Play in Millerville 1959






1. Raymond DeBilzan, 2. Margaret Bitzan Schmidt, 3. August Lederman,

4. Nick Otto, 5. Aloys Korkowski, 6. Millie Thoennes, 7. Minie Winkles,

 8. Agnes Thoennes, 9. Mervin Wagner, 10. Fred Kuhn, 11. Clara Hockert,

 12. Caroline Lehn, 13. Bev Winkles


Play was presented at 8 PM February 22, 1959 in the Millerville Church Hall. 
The event was put on by Group IV.
Thanks to Keith Hockert for all of the detailed information. 


 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Brandon High School BPA Girls 1999


 Brandon High School BPA Girls 1999

Susan Boeddeker, Kelsey Shea, Jenny Haabala, Jean Korkowski


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Prom Beauties from Brandon High School


 Prom Beauties from Brandon High School May 1997

L-R: Leann Korkowski, Nicole Ness, Cindy Hoppe, Rebecca Slack, Carrie Arndt,       Alicia Thoennes, Elizabeth Sullivan, Amber Melville

Friday, February 2, 2024

Two new books added to the Brandon History Center Website


Two new books have been added to the Brandon History Center Website
brandonhistorycenter.org
Check under History Library






Times to Remember is written by Robert Thompson about life in Brandon
 from the middle 1900s going forward.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Students in the Brandon High School Office 1991


 Dianna Kehoe and Tina Wagner in the Brandon High School Office 1991.  It looks like all of the teachers are getting an apple in their mail boxes. 

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Brandon Boys Basketball Team 1970


The Brandon School has donated a box full of old sudent photos, possibly from the year 1989 through 2022.  We would really like to share some of these photos with you but there is no identification on any of the photos.  In order for us to figure out who the students are, we need to check the corresponding year books.  We are missing the following yearbooks: 1950 - 1951 - 1989 - 1996 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2007 - 2012 - 2015 - 2018 - 2019 - 2021 - 2022.  Please check to see if you have one of these books and are willing to donate it to the Brandon History Center.  Thank you for your help !