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    • William Perry Family of Lake Johanna, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • William Perry, with his wife, Ida (DeMars), and their children, was the son of early Mounds View Township resident, Charles Perry, who settled the land around Lake Johanna in 1849. Charles, the son of Abraham and Mary Ann Perry, emigrated to...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1934
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it provided service a year later for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the Great Northern Railway. James J....
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it arrived on a river barge in Saint Paul. It provided service in 1862 for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it first provided service a year later for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the Great Northern Railway. James...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Willam and Ida (DeMars) Perry of Lake Johanna area, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • William and Ida (DeMars) Perry operated the beach facilities at Lake Johanna in present-day Arden Hills for many years. William was the son of Charles Perry, who came to the Lake Johanna area in 1849, and the grandson of Abraham Perry, one of the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Wesley Nixon, telegraph operator, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Wesley Nixon was a telegraph operator at the Bulwer Junction depot in New Brighton for over 40 years. His father, Charles Nixon, lived at the depot and was one of its first station agents. The New Brighton Area Historical Society has renovated the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Water tower, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1917
    • Water tower in downtown New Brighton situated on Fifth Avenue. It was built in 1917 by Chicago Bridge and Ironworks. The water tower and pump house were just to the south of the fire station and served the city until 1970.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Treat Blacksmith Shop, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The first blacksmith shop in New Brighton was built in 1905 and was located next to the Town Hall. The blacksmith shop also had owner lodging above. Later a garage addition was added on to the south side facing the Village Hall. Another addition...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Transit House Hotel, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1911
    • The Transit House Hotel was the first hotel in New Brighton, built by its first mayor, Jack Davies. The hotel was located on Tenth Street and Fifth Avenue. Davis is standing in the doorway. The hotel was built for travelers to the stockyards and...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Town Hall, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • The view of the New Brighton Town Hall contrasts in size with the small shoemaker shop to its south. To the north is the Treat Building and a portion of the Marston Block. On the top of the hall was a flag pole which was on top of the large bell...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Town Hall, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The New Brighton Town Hall in the background, with someone's pet dogs in the front.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Town Hall, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The New Brighton Town Hall was built in 1898. Although planned as early as 1891, it took seven years to finish the project. It held the police department, government offices, and social events which were held in the upstairs auditorium. It was...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • The Transit House and Hudoba Building, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • The Transit House, left, a hotel in New Brighton, and the Hudoba Building, right, looking west on Front Street. The Devine Hotel, Searles Lumber Company, and the Devine home east of the railroad crossing are in the left center of the photo. The...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • The Minnesota Geologist, Volume XIX, Number 1, Spring-Summer 1965

    • 1965
    • The Spring/Summer 1965 edition of the Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) newsletter included society notices, a memorial to William F. Schroeder, articles by Dr. Robert E. Sloan on the Cretaceous, by Dr. Tibor Zoltai on gems and minerals, and by...
    • Geological Society of Minnesota
    • Swanson House, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1926
    • The Swanson Dairy Farm was located at 578 Silver Lake Road. The farm house, built in 1914, still stands. The farm not only produced milk, but sold it directly to the consumer through milk routes in northeast Minneapolis.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Surficial geology of the New Brighton quadrangle, Minnesota, GM-2, Plate 2

    • 1966
    • Interpretations of bedrock geology (distribution of rock at the land surface and beneath surface sediments) and topography (elevation of the bedrock surface) of the New Brighton Quadrangle, Minnesota, scale 1:24,000. Electronic file available at:...
    • Minnesota Geological Survey
    • Surficial geology of the New Brighton quadrangle, Minnesota, GM-2, Plate 1

    • 1966
    • Quaternary geology map showing interpretations of Quaternary (Pleistocene [glacial] and Holocene [post-glacial]) surficial geology (distribution and type of materials at the land surface), of the New Brighton Quadrangle, Minnesota, scale 1:24,000....
    • Minnesota Geological Survey
    • Street scene, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930 - 1939
    • A street scene from the mid 1930s, looking south, with the Hudoba Building, New Brighton Lumber Yard, Devine Hotel, and New Brighton Auto Company.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Many New Brightonites found work at the stockyards or at the packing companies. Four unidentified men stand surrounded by sheep at the stockyards.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • View of the stockyards shows the five ice houses run by Peoples Coal and Ice Company and cattle in pens. This photo is currently being used in the letterhead and logo for New Brighton's civic event, New Brighton Stockyard Days.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Stockyards and ice houses, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The stockyard industry, one of New Brighton's earliest business enterprises, was begun in 1889. The stockyard enterprises consisted of two large packing houses, the Twin City Packing Company and the Minneapolis Stock yards and Packing Company,...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Standard Map of Hennepin County Minnesota

    • 1921?
    • Map of Hennepin County showing portions of Ramsey, Anoka, Wright, Carver and Dakota Counties, as well as roads, railroads, and towns.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1907
    • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was founded in 1902. The congregation first built a rectory and then a basement church in 1907 on Fifth Avenue. The parish, which became one of the largest in the state, built a church atop the basement in...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Soldiers during World War II, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • World War II soldier Leroy Linder with New Brighton banker E. L. Hagund and unidentified woman. Many New Brighton men answered the call to duty in World War II. A granite monument in front of the New Brighton City Hall honors World War II...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Schmalzbauer  Home Brand Grocery Store, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • Otto Schmalzbauer, Jr. and Anton Schmalzbauer along with Florence Lundgren in the Home Brand Grocery Store, run by Anton and his brother-in-law Frank Zamor in the old Transit Hotel building.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Schmalzbauer and Zamor Store, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • The grocery store of Schmalzbauer and Zamor, located on Front Street in the old Transit House building, was operated by Frank (Shorty) Zamor and Anton (Buff) Schmalzbauer, brothers-in law.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society

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