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    • The Flash, February 1939

    • 1939-02
    • Newsletter of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Caledonia, Minnesota.
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Skiers at Benson Ski Hill Tournament, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1917-02-22
    • Group of ski jumping contestants who competed at Benson Ski Hill Tournament two miles north of Lanesboro. Among the fellow competitors are Lanesboro Norse Ski Club members and Aurora Ski Club members from Red Wing. The man holding the megaphone...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Lanesboro Pride Corn Canning Factory, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • Workers husking sweet corn by hand at the Lanesboro Canning Company plant. Built in 1903 along Mill Pond, the company ceased operation during the Great Depression. Their product was called Lanesboro Pride Corn.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Calf display outside First National Bank, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • A crowd of men and children gather on the corner of main street in front of the First National Bank of Lanesboro to admire a group of calves being held in pens. Awning above the hardware store is visible at left. In the upper level of the bank...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • The Jaysee Echo (Rochester, Minnesota), Volume 21, Number 7

    • 1954-01-15
    • The Jaysee Echo is a bi-weekly newspaper published by the students of Rochester Junior College. It includes summaries of school activities (sports, clubs, classes, etc), articles on a variety of subjects, social events, and other topics of interest...
    • Rochester Community and Technical College
    • Manual training display, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1925-05-20
    • Manual training display at Lanesboro High School which was precursor to vocational training. The class exhibits showcase students' projects.
    • 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
    • Aerial view, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • An aerial view of Lanesboro taken from the north showing houses, churches, businesses, Main Street, stockyards, and railroad.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ski jumping tournament at Benson Hill, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1917
    • The Benson Ski Hill north of Lanesboro where ski jumping tournament, maximum 175 feet jump allowed, was held for several years drawing up to 2000 spectators. The ski jump was built by R. O. Benson whose six sons were skiers. The National Ski...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • A roadside retreat near Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • The Inspiration Point scenic lookout roadside retreat on highway 16 near Lanesboro, that was built by Civilian Conservation Corp. Company 751. The work was part of FDR's New Deal program.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Langlie Olson Fladager Company, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1921-11-13
    • Interior shot of the Langlie Olson Fladager Company store in Lanesboro. Shelves of dry goods line the back wall. Toledo counter scale and meat wrapping paper rolls are visible.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Minuet dance recital, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1931-06-14
    • Teacher Anna Seem's class of young children dressed in 18th century style costumes with faux powdered wigs and aristocratic beauty spots pose for a group picture prior to a French minuet dance recital in Lanesboro.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Lieutenant Luther Nelson, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1918?
    • Lieutenant Luther Nelson of Lanesboro dressed in leather bomber jacket, aviator hat, and goggles posed in the Bue studio while smoking a cigarette. Lt. Nelson served as an ambulance driver in World War I for the American Ambulance Hospital in...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • DeVille's Perfect Oil Station, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1922-1926
    • Exterior view of Mark DeVille's Perfect Oil Station in Lanesboro, with two employees posed outside next to gasoline pumps. An Energee True Gasoline advertising sign hangs from a post.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sewing machine demonstration, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1916-04
    • A crowd gathers for a free sewing machine demonstration outside the Thompson Brothers store in Lanesboro; the Langlie Olson and Fladager Company store is at right. Christ Madson's ice cream factory is seen in background.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Steam engine accident, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1925
    • The scene of a steam engine accident at the west bridge on the Root River at Lanesboro. An unidentified man stands under the bridge near the wreckage.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Highways, November 1960

    • 1960-11
    • This issue covers civil service examinations, a new portable truck scale, and the salvaging of old bridges. Minnesota Highways was the official employee newsletter of the Minnesota Department of Highways (1951-1976).
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Cigar counter at Hank's Cafe, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1933?
    • Henry Langlie poses in Lanesboro behind the cigar counter at Hank's Cafe featuring products from the General Cigar Company of St. Paul. At left of the counter is a cooler for Rushford Bottled Beverages.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Langlie Olson Fladager Store, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1924-01-12
    • Large crowd of people waiting outside the doors of Langlie Olson Fladager Company in Lanesboro on a cold winter day; the store was billed as Fillmore County's greatest general mercantile holds closing sale as it prepared to quit business.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Kissel truck, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Art Ward at the wheel of his Kissel truck on the corner of main street in Lanesboro, surrounded by a group of men.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Womanless Wedding revue, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1927-01-07
    • Womanless Wedding comedy revue on stage at Lanesboro school gymnasium: Olaf Thompson as the bride and Howard Shattuck as the henpecked husband; local businessmen dressed in drag to put on a show for popular entertainment; Mathias Bue portrayed one...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • The Flash, October 25, 1935

    • 1935-10-25
    • Newsletter of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Caledonia, Minnesota.
    • Minnesota 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

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