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    • 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
    • Bulwer Junction depot, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • The Bulwer Junction depot, located on the south village limits of New Brighton, was a Soo Line depot, which was built in 1887, and was in service for 95 years. It was donated to the New Brighton Area Historical Society in 1982, was moved to Long...
    • 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
    • Northern Pacific Transcontinental Train after leaving St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1883
    • Northern Pacific Railway Transcontinental Train, the first northern transcontinental train, as it appeared in September, 1883, enroute from Saint Paul to Gold Creek, Montana, where on September 8 the Northern Pacific's last spike was driven. ...
    • 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
    • James J. Hill funeral, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • James J. Hill funeral on May 29, 1916, with the following individuals standing behind floral wreathes: T. J. Balmer, Seattle; L. C. Gilman, V. P. Seattle; A. J. Whitaker; Frank A. Davis; Ralph Budd; George R. Martin; W. J. McMillan, President,...
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    • Aerial view taken from south village limits of New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1927
    • Aerial view from the south village limits of New Brighton was taken by MacGillis & Gibbs Company, a pole yard company, which is seen in the lower half of the photo. Notable buildings include the First Congregational Church, New Brighton Elementary...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bison leg bones found at Hansen Park, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1972
    • Bison bones were unearthed from a boggy area near a creek at Hansen Park in New Brighton by three boys, Steven Sullivan, Joe McHale, and Joe Evangelist. A neighbor, who was a geologist, identified the bones as from a bison, which lived sometime...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Leone Aronson's arrowhead collection, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Leone Aronson, a resident in the Rice Creek and Long Lake area of New Brighton, collected these Indian arrowheads through her childhood. A large Indian village is believed to have been located at the location prior to the Revolutionary War.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Foss House, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1965?
    • The Peder Foss home, located on Silver Lake Road in New Brighton, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Minnesota Historical Society stated that it recognized the Foss House as "historically and architecturally significant as...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Otto Schmalzbauer's Meats and Grocery Store, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Otto Schmalzbauer acquired land in June, 1901, from the New Brighton Land Company, upon which he built his meat market. One of the areas first entrepreneurs, Otto was a butcher, cattle and horse trader, hotel and saloon operator, slaughter house...
    • 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
    • First Elementary School, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • New Brighton Elementary School, originally called District #18, was built in 1890, and served students in the area until 1939, when the second New Brighton Elementary School was built on 8th Avenue. The first building eventually housed the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • 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...
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    • First Congregational Church annual picnic, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • The First Congregational Church of New Brighton was incorporated in 1890 and built in 1892 at a cost of $1500. It was located on the west side of 5th Avenue and 6th Street and operated in that location until 1958, when it was purchased by the New...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Beisswenger and Johnson Grocery Store, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • The Beisswenger and Johnson Grocery was located in the former Transit Hotel building. Lawrence Johnson, left, with his brother-in-law, Adoph Beisswenger, and their wives, Mable Beisswenger, center, and Rose Johnson, right, owned the store. Later...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards began business in 1919 treating telephone poles and lumber. The company hired many local men and is still in business today. In mid-1980s, after being declared a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards began business in 1919, treating telephone poles and lumber. The company hired many local men and is still in business today. In mid-1980s, after being declared a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Yards began business in 1919, treating telephone poles and lumber. The company hired many local men and is still in business today. In mid-1980s, after being declared a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Armistice Blizzard, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1940-11-11
    • The Armistice Day Blizzard of November 11, 1940, hit New Brighton hard. On the day following the blizzard, Phil Hadock and Sid Weber stand behind a big drift next to Butch Schmalzbauer's Jack Sprat Food Store to talk about the weather. Many New...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Belt Line Brick Company and employees, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Belt Line Brick Company began about 1910 and operated on a 24 hours-per-day basis employing many New Brighton men. It was located east of present-day Sunnyside School. Its operation slowed up in post-World War II years as the plant became...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Lubiewski Saloon, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1917
    • The Lubiewski Saloon was located at Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street in New Brighton. Owned by Al Lubiewski, it was purchased in 1938 by Henry Bona, who in 1939 sold it to the Village of New Brighton, which then went into the municipal liquor...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Marston Block, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Marston Block, located at the southeast corner of New Brighton's main street intersection, was owned by Frank Marston, and was a general store, dealing in groceries, feed, hardware, boots and shoes, and men's wear. A combination dry goods and...
    • New Brighton Area 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Long Lake, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • A pristine view of Long Lake in New Brighton shows a horse on the lakeshore. The water was so pure in Long Lake that it provided a busy commercial ice industry for sixty years.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Harris Brothers Forge and Rolling Mill, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1891
    • Harris Brothers Forge and Rolling Mill began in the Irondale area in 1891. This mill turned bundles of scrap iron into large balls which were made into various shapes and forms. Seventy-five company homes were built for workers and their families...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society

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