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    • Animal capacity at the stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The stockyard industry was a million dollar operation at the turn of the century. The stockyards, completed in September, 1889, could accommodate 5000 cattle, 10,000 hogs, 20,000 sheep, and 500 horses on its 30 acres. Cattle pens are shown.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bell Lumber Company fire, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Company was formed in 1919 to treat telephone poles and lumber. The company hired many local men. A fire in 1923 is destroyed the complex, but the company rebuilt and is still in business today.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Belt Line Brick Company, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • The Belt Line Brick Company began about 1910 and operated on a 24 hours-per-day schedule. It employed many local men. Its operation slowed down in the post-World War II years as the plant became outmoded. It was razed in 1961. John Zellie and...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bohnsack family farm, New Prague, Minnesota

    • 1971
    • Aerial view of the Bohnsack family farm located at 26090 Naylor Avenue in New Prague. The family purchased the farm in 1948.
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Catholic Church, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • The Catholic Church was located on the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue South and Fourth Street South. It was torn down and a new one was built on the south end of Seventh Avenue South.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Celebration of Phillip Cohen's bris at the Cohen home, Eveleth, Minnesota

    • 1908
    • The picture includes several generations of Cohens, standing on a porch, including a set of Old-World-looking grandfathers. The mohel wears the tallis and kippa: he performed the ritual circumcision at the bris.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Charles Keith home, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Exterior view of the home of Charles Keith which was located on the northwest corner of First Street and Ninth Avenue North in Princeton.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Children in Purim (holiday) play at Temple Emanuel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Purim is a holiday celebrating the rescue of the Jews from extermination at the hands of Hayman, the chief minister to the King of Persia. It is day of put-ons, jokes, and theatricality, and children perform plays about how Esther and Mordechi...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Community Hospital, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Community Hospital in Princeton was located on First Street across from the Elim Home. It became the Community Ed building.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Coxe Family Cottage at White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    • 1895?
    • Front view of Coxe Family Cottage at 108 Clark Avenue, White Bear, Minnesota. The cottage was the summer home of the Amelia and Richard Coxe family.
    • White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
    • Demise of stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Undue influences by the railroad and sanitation problems forced the operation to close in 1901. After the packing industry left the New Brighton area, the pens were used for many years for feeding and watering livestock before they were shipped to...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Dr. Cooney's Office, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1912
    • Dr. Cooney's office in Princeton was located on the southwest corner of 1st Street and 6th Avenue South. The Congregational Church, Princeton Union, and Ewing's Music Store are on the right.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Evens Hardware Company, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Evens Hardware Store was located on the west side of Main Street in Princeton. It later became the Coast to Coast Hardware Store.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Ewing's Music Store, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Inside the Ewing's Music Store on First Street in Princeton with Annie Ewing. Store sold pianos, musical instruments, and sewing machines.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • F. M. Searles and family, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • Prominent local businessman Franklin M. Searles, owner of F. M. Searles Lumber, a firm that also served as the Post Office, fuel store, and feed store in New Brighton. Pictured, far right, with children Monna, DeWitt, Isola, Coy, and wife Sadie...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Farmers Co-operative Creamery, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • The Farmers Co-operative Creamery in Princeton served farmers in the area. It was located on the northeast corner of 2nd Street South and 6th Avenue South.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • First Congregational Church, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The first church in New Brighton was the First Congregational Church of New Brighton, incorporated on September 5, 1890. This church was built in 1892 at a cost of $1500. It was located on the west side of Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • First Elementary School, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • The first school in New Brighton was located on Fifth Avenue west of Cleveland Avenue. Originally called District #18, It opened in 1890 and closed in 1939, when a new New Brighton School opened. Students and staff pose outside the school...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • First National Bank, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • The First National Bank building was on the southwest corner of 1st Street and Main Street in Princeton. Next to the bank was a beer hall and Scheen's Confectionery store.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • First policeman Tommy Kowalski, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Tommy Kowaksi was one of New Brighton's first policeman, but also served as the town street sweeper. This photo was taken on present day Fifth Avenue, facing north, with the Hudoba Building and the Transit House Hotel in the background.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • First Street in winter, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • First Street in Princeton showing the Congregational Church, Princeton Union Newspaper, and the Guy Ewing Piano & Organ Store.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • First Street, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Early view of First Street looking west from Main Street. First National Bank is on left corner and Drug Store is on right corner. Bazaar is on left center and Bank is in right background.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • First Street, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Early view of First Street looking east from 6th Avenue towards Main Street. Post Office is on left corner and the Bazaar is on the right.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Franklin Searles family, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • Children of Franklin Searles, New Brighton prominent businessman, are shown: son Coy Searles; daughter Marnie Searles; friend E. Lawrence Haglund; daughter Maude Searles
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Great Northern Depot, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • The Great Northern Railroad Depot was built in 1902 with bricks from the Brickton Brickyard. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is the home of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Herdliska Jewelry Store, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Interior of the Herdliska Jewelry Store in Princeton with Mr. Herdliska, August Schlesner, Fred Mueller, and August Meyer standing in front of photo.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Hudoba Building, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • The Hudoba Building, built by Alexander Hudoba, served as a general store, saloon, living quarters, and hotel, with the basement level used for farm animals. Alexander Hudoba, and sons, Walter, Alex, and Leonard Hudoba stand outside the building.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church was bought by the Free Evangelical Church in 1952 and moved one block north of the light plant. It was destroyed by fire on October 31, 1953.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • John Farrell property, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    • 1868
    • The farm of the John Farrell family who came to America from Ireland in 1849. They bought their first 160 acres at Lake Johanna in present-day Arden Hills, from Major McLean, the Indian agent, and the title was signed by President Millard Fillmore...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Long Lake with water tower, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • New Brighton's Long Lake from the west side of the lake, showing the remains of the stockyards industry, pump house, ice houses, and the stockyards water tower.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society

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