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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Armistice Day Blizzard, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1940-11-11
    • The Armistice Day Blizzard of November 11, 1940, found many residents of New Brighton providing food and shelter for storm victims. Many cars were stranded and travelers rescued by New Brighton residents during the fierce storm.
    • 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 Company perforator, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Company was formed in 1919 to treat telephone poles and lumber. This machine is called a perforator which perforates the lumber and telephone poles to allow the preserving chemicals to penetrate.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Bell Lumber and Pole workers, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Bell Lumber and Pole Company was formed in 1919 to treat telephone poles and lumber. The pole yards were very important to the employment and economy of New Brighton. All of the heavy work was done by horses and pole yard workers in the early...
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • Belt Line Brick Company employees, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Belt Line Brick Company operated a plant in New Brighton beginning in 1910. They ran the business on a 24 hours-per-day basis. Its operation slowed up in post-World War II years as the plant became outmoded. It was dismantled in 1961. The...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cardigan Junction depot, Shoreview, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Cardigan Junction Depot was located in the Shoreview, Minnesota area. It is now razed. It was part of a chain of three depots: Cardigan, Carnelian, and Bulwer Junction.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • City ambulance, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • A 1949 Packard was the first ambulance for the City of New Brighton. A group of local men organized to provide the vital ambulance service at a time when there were no hospitals in the local community. The vehicle sits in front of the New Brighton...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Cota Beauty Shop in New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Alvena Cota's Beauty Shop opened in 1945 and operated into the 1980s. Her shop was located first on the south side of Tenth Street and later moved to Old Highway 8, behind the Skelley Station.
    • New Brighton 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
    • Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway, Proctor, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway was formed by the merger of the Duluth and Iron Range Railway (D&IR) and Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (DM&N) in 1938. It was a railroad operating in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin to haul iron ore...
    • New Brighton Area 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
    • 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
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ice-making at Long Lake with Hank Bona, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Peoples Coal and Ice Company worker Hank Bona, working with a scorer to split the ice into blocks before it loads the conveyer. When ice was 10 inches thick, snow was removed with teams of horses and scrapers. First an ice marker cut a groove...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Ice-making at Long Lake, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • The conveyor for moving the ice blocks up from the water to a platform before it's loaded into sleighs at the Peoples Coal and Ice Company.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Ice-making at Long Lake, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Long Lake water had a reputation for its clean quality and the ice-making industry flourished for over sixth years. A conveyer carries the ice up from the water to a platform from where it is loaded on sleighs at the Peoples Coal and Ice Company. ...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society

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