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    • William Kerr Produce Store, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1900-05-02
    • Group of hunters in front of William Kerr's Lakefield Produce Shop. Len Rue (Ben Rue's father), William Kerr, Ernie Gage, Kate Miller. Harry Morison, Bob Poole, Cliff Darr (Harry Darr's father). The men have returned home after a hunting trip to...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • City view, Jackson, Minnesota

    • 1895 – 1900
    • City of Jackson from Thomas Hill, east side of the Des Moines River showing the new school house and the old courthouse.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • County Commissioners, Jackson County, Minnesota

    • 1966
    • Group portrait of the Jackson County Commissioners from 1965 through 1968. Back row left to right: Bruce E. Graves, Henry Haberman, William Doyscher, and Carl Stender. Front Row left to right: Art Hawkins and Ed Dahl (County Auditor).
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Minnesota National Guard reunion, Jackson County, Minnesota

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    • Believed to be a reunion of the Minnesota National Guard Unit of 135 Infantry Division, Company E. Assigned during World War II with the 34th Infantry and served in Africa and Europe. One person is identified as Maurice Moses, Bronze Star winner...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Lutheran Church, Belmont, Minnesota

    • 1908
    • Group portrait of the congregation standing in front of the church. The church was built in 1893 and was located at 83971 510th Avenue in Belmont Township.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Dann's Island GAR Encampment, Jackson County, Minnesota

    • 1897?
    • Picture is of the J. A. Meyers GAR Post # 34 at the encampment on Dann's Island. Middle man on the caisson is Mr. Wallace, father of Dilbert Wallace. In Sept 1943, names were supplied by W. P. King and J. L. King and are believed to be correct....
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Okabena's First Depot, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1880
    • Men standing in front of the small depot building in Okabena. Built in the fall of 1879 and replaced in 1880.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Egge Blacksmith Shop, Jackson, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Interior view of the Herman Egge's Blacksmith Shop after he remodeled. Local at the corner of 1st. and Ashley. Herman bought the shop from Jens Jensen in 1913. Herman operated the shop for 53 years. The building was torn down in 1977. Pictured...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Kruse Tavern, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Exterior view of the Kruse Tavern. Emil and Ella Kruse stand in front of their tavern located in Okabena. They operated the tavern into the 1950s and 1960s.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Okabena School, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1958
    • Portrait of of George Stephenson, long time school custodian, standing in front of the Okabena school. Stephenson worked there for over 40 years starting in 1917.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • First grand jury at the new county courthouse, Jackson, Minnesota

    • 1909-05-19
    • First Grand Jury for the new courthouse, May 19, 1909. From left to right starting at the top. Top left: Frank Gillespie, Deputy Sheriff. Top row: F. Wazlahowsky, G. L. Lardon, R. Olson, L. W. Sevatson, A. Richter, H. A. White, H. Christoffers....
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Main Street, Alpha, Minnesota

    • 1919 - 1920
    • View of Main Street in Alpha. The gas light show in the center of the street hung there until 1920 when electricity came to the town of Alpha.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Moe Store, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • Ed and Art Moe's Store in Lakefield about 1925. It was located on 2nd Avenue and Main Street. The employees shown are Ed Moe and Earl Nelson. The store began business in 1916.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Main Street looking north, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • View of Main Street of Lakefield looking North. Image was taken before the 1910 fire that destroyed the Colman Lumberyard, shown here in the foreground.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Okabena Implement Company, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • John Ruthenbeck pictured in front of his business. Started as a hardware store in 1909 as a partnership between George Stevenson, John Ruthenbeck and August Atz. In 1910 they took in Theo. Milbrath, and built this building. They sold the first...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Okanbena Tire and Repair Shop, Okabena, Minnesota

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    • Exterior view of the Okabena Tire and Repair Shop owned by Irvin Bayerkohler, later purchased by Okabena Cooperative and later the Jackson County Cooperative Association. Pictured from left to right: Irvin Bayerkohler, Welton "Wiz" Bayerkohler,...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Okabena Creamery, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Exterior view of the Okabena Creamery. Workers from left to right: John Sinnen, Cream Hauler; William H, Gehrals, Manager; Mrs. Emma Gehrls. This building was constructed after a fire leveled the first building on April 9, 1930.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Norwegian Church, Jackson, Minnesota

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    • Norwegian Church (Hauge) built in 1913. Remodeled in 1925. Later became the Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The 1913 church was replaced with a new building in 1978.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Lakefield High School, Lakefield, Minnesota

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    • Old Lakefield High School, located at the north end of Main street. Picture taken prior to new front being added in 1952.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Evangelical Methodist Church, Heron Lake, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • Exterior view of the Evangelical Methodist Church, which is now known as the Heron Lake United Methodist Church. The postcard is addressed to Miss Stella Johnson and is postmarked January 18, 1916.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Creamery, Belmont Township, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Exterior view of the Creamery building at Belmont. At one time this was the post office at Brownsburg. This picture of the Belmont creamery was taken in about 1910. Sigurd Hagan was the butter maker. The Store in the background was operated by...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Heron Lake Brick and Tile Company, Heron Lake, Minnesota

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    • Exterior view of the Heron Lake Brick and Tile Company, which was incorporated on May 15, 1907. The company advertised as "Manufacturers of Building, Partition and Drain Tile, hollow and common brick. Capacity about four rail cars per day."
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • The Glass House, 701 Douglas Street, Lakefield, Minnesota

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    • House located in Lakefield on 701 Douglas Street. Original builder was a Mr. A. N.. Douglass; who's daughter had tuberculosis and it was built to aid in the cure. Built in 1893 with maximum number of window for sunshine and fresh air, it contains...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Lakefield High School basketball team, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1931
    • 1930-1931 Lakefield High School Basketball Team. Winners of third place at the District Tournament. Pictured (Top Row): Rambourg (Trainer), Larson (Assistant Coach), Olsen, Bakedahl, Grein, Norgrant, ? (Coach); Bottom Row: Andweson (Center),...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Consolidated School Buses, Okabena, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • Consolidated school buses pictured in in front of the Okabena school house. The buses featured a coal stove for warmth in winter and windows to cool in summer. Each bus had the capacity of 12-18 students. Horse-drawn buses ran until about 1930...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Jackson National Bank on Second Street, Jackson, Minnesota

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    • Exterior view of the third Bank organized in Jackson. Organized in 1903, it began business January 4, 1904 and was closed during the Great Depression in January, 1933. The building was located the west side of Second Street between Sherman and...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Jackson Dam and Powerhouse, Jackson, Minnesota

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    • A Jackson beauty spot, the Des Moines River Dam and Powerhouse. Constructed in 1913-1914 as a hydroelectric concrete dam, it was operated until 1935.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson, Minnesota

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    • Exterior view of the Jackson County Courthouse. The building's cornerstone was laid on July 9, 1907 and construction was completed in 1909. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson, Minnesota

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    • Exterior view of the Jackson County Courthouse. The building's cornerstone was laid on July 9, 1907 and construction was completed in 1909. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Celebration in Lakefield Park, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1909?
    • Celebration in Lakefield, with a horse and cart at the Lakefield Park. Banner says "Rost Township." Pictured from left to right: George Gruber, unknown boys in background, Burt Gloser, Rhineold Meister, and Albert Reints.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Salem Lutheran Church, Jackson, Minnesota

    • 1944
    • Exterior view of the Salem Lutheran Church of Jackson. Dedicated July 24, 1938 and continues to be used in 2008.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Jackson County State Bank, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Exterior view of the Jackson County State Bank Building of Lakefield. As of 2008, this building is being used as the Lakefield City Hall.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Aerial view from the water tower, Heron Lake, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Aerial view from the newly constructed water tower in Heron Lake looking west showing a steam operated train from the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Omaha Railroad Company. Included in this image: the railroad spur to Dundee, the Koch...
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Wilder grain elevator with train, Wilder, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Looking west from the Wilder crossing before 1909. The first Wilder depot is seen in the center just right of the train. The Wilder grain elevators are visible in the distance.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Nels Quevli Farm, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1909-03-25
    • Postcard illustrating Nels Quevli and the Quevli Farm of "2243 acres, 10 sets of buildings located 10 miles north of the Iowa state line. Where corn is king." Signed by Nels Quevli and dated 1909.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Methodist Episcopal Church, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Exterior view of the Lakefield Methodist Episcopal Church and Rectory. The church was chartered on July 18, 1892. The church is now known as the First United Church of Lakefield.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • James Rost Building, Lakefield, Minnesota

    • 1931
    • Exterior view of the James Rost Hardware and Farm Implement Store, erected in 1914. Located on Broadway Avenue in Lakefield. The Rost Building burned to the ground on May 28, 1983.
    • Jackson County Historical Society

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