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    • Carimona Flour Mill, Carimona, Minnesota

    • 1870
    • The Carimona Flour Mill was owned by the Henry Spies family. This structure burned on Christmas Eve 1872 and was not rebuilt.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Sunday School Bible Wagon of Fillmore County, Minnesota

    • 1870 - 1880
    • View of the Sunday School Bible Wagon with the Reverend Devoe seated in the wagon. Reverend Devoe was the first pastor of the Lanesboro Methodist Episcopal Church.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • First Fillmore County Courthouse, Preston, Minnesota

    • 1870?
    • Exterior view of the first Fillmore County Courthouse. Construction began in 1863, and was completed in early 1864. Located on the public square, facing south on Main Street in Preston, Minnesota.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Bird's-eye view, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1872
    • Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn area south of Lanesboro showing Parkway Avenue. Mathias Bue copied this photo that was originally taken by an unidentified photographer.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Power dam, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1875
    • Bird's-eye view taken from Church Hill of Lanesboro power dam built over the Root River in 1868. It was constructed on a foundation of solid stone and anchored at each side by rock bluffs. Houses and various village buildings are seen on north...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Tibbett's House Hotel at Preston, Minnesota

    • 1875?
    • Tibbett's House Hotel, built in the 1850's. Located at the corner of St. Anthony and Fillmore Street in Preston, Minnesota. Stage coach arriving with passengers from Chatfield, Minnesota.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Phoenix Hotel, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1878
    • The Phoenix Hotel in Lanesboro was built at the cost of $50,000 in 1870. The hotel was four stories with saloon, baggage room, and railroad ticket office. The stone used for its construction was quarried from local bluffs. Its parlors and suites...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Preston, Minnesota's Business District

    • 1880 - 1890
    • Business district at the northwest corner of River and St. Paul Streets in Preston. The "A. L. Sleyster Photo Artist" studio is visible as well as signs for "Groceries," "Restaurant," and "Confectionery."
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Bird's-eye view, Peterson

    • 1887
    • A bird's-eye view of the village of Peterson, Minnesota reproduced by Mathias Bue from an earlier photo taken in 1887 by T. L. Bersagel. Village buildings and houses are visible in background, with a farmstead and dirt road crossing the river at...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Lanesboro Singing Society, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1889
    • Headshot portraits of thirty men who comprised the Lanesboro Singing Society. The original photo was taken by Theodore Bersagel and reproduced by Mathias Bue.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Fillmore County Minnesota (Plat book)

    • 1896
    • Standard Atlas of Fillmore County Minnesota including a plat book of the villages, cities, townships, schools, churches, railroads, streams, roads, cemeteries of the county. Map of the State, United States, and World. Farmer's Directory,...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Red schoolhouse in Peterson, Minnesota

    • 1896 - 1897
    • Exterior view of the red schoolhouse located near Peterson with the students and teacher in front of the building.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Race horse and sulky, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Young male driver holding harness reins of race horse while seated in a light two-wheeled vehicle designed for one person and drawn by one horse. This photograph was taken by T. L. Bersagel and later copied by Mathias Bue.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Fillmore County Poor Farm residence, Henrytown, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Exterior view of the Fillmore County Poor Farm residence. This structure was built in 1896, following the destruction of the original home by fire. This home was erected to house the county poor, some of whom are seated on the lawn and steps.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Methodist Episcopal Church at Lenora, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Lenora Methodist Church, the oldest church in Fillmore County. Construction began in 1856, rebuilt in 1865. Located five miles north of Canton, Minnesota.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Covered bridge at Whalan, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • View of the old wooden covered bridge across the Root River in Whalan. The bridge was dismantled in 1908.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Street scene in Preston business district, Preston, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Business district at the NW corner of River and St. Paul Streets, Preston, Business district located east of the Fillmore County courthouse on St. Anthony Street, Preston, Minnesota. Buildings shown include Preston Times newspaper office, Fillmore...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • View of Carimona, Minnesota.

    • 1906?
    • Panoramic view of Carimona, Minnesota looking westward. In 1855, Carimona was established as the county seat of Fillmore County, but lost that distinction a year later.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Ravine House (stage coach stop) near Big Spring, Minnesota

    • 1907?
    • The Ravine House was constructed by Daniel Dayton in 1857 as a hotel on the original Dubuque and St. Paul territorial road. Located near Big Spring, Minnesota. Zara Dayton shown standing at the door.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Snow scene, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1909-02-01
    • A winter scene displaying the result of hoarfrost along an old country road with tire tracks visible in the snow.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Irving Ellestad at his amateur radio station, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Irving Ellestad is pictured at homemade wireless station that he built with brother Gerhard in the basement of the family home in Lanesboro. The key and headphones were handmade. The companion station was located in the Ellestad store a half-mile...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Sylvan Park flood, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Bystanders observing the flooding in Sylvan Park at Lanesboro include a group of men, children, and women holding dark umbrellas.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Thomas B. Jeffery Company automobiles, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1912
    • A fleet of Jeffery brand automobiles manufactured by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin line up on Main Street in Lanesboro for a promotional photograph. The cars were sold locally by George J. McMaster.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Lund family Christmas tree, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1914 - 1918
    • Decorated Christmas tree with presents in the Lund family home. A young Lund son is dressed in a Boy Scout uniform and stands next to a tricycle. Christmas gifts include a sled and games.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Atlas and Farm Directory of Fillmore County, Minnesota (plat book)

    • 1915
    • Atlas and Farm Directory with complete survey in township plats of Fillmore County Minnesota. Contains plats of all townships with owners names; maps of the State, United States, and World; an outline map of the county showing location of...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Root River Power and Light Company, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • A group of workers and drillers inside tunnel of Root River Power and Light Company's Brightsdale Electric generating plant three miles north of Lanesboro; tunnel was dynamited through a quarter mile of solid rock primarily by a crew of 300...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Bratsberg Viking Band, Norway Township, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • The Bratsberg Viking Band comprised of sixteen unidentified men and three unidentified women posed outdoors in their white uniforms and dresses.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Men in top hats with mule, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • An unidentified man and Art Ward dressed in suits and top hats standing with mule in front of Elite Theater in Lanesboro. Pictured at right is Art Ward.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Area men showing cattle on Coffee Street, in downtown Lanesboro, Minnesota.

    • 1915?
    • A group of area farmers displaying livestock on the west end of Coffee Street at Universal Mills in Lanesboro on a winter's day. Visible in the background are the wood frame buildings of the businesses: Redalen Fur House and Skaar Brothers Horse...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society

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