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    • A morning catch at Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • This often created card shows a fisherman with a hypothetical catch of many fish, including Northern, Walleye and Bass. This card is labeled Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, postmarked 1909.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • A Twin City Steamboat at the Narrows on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • This steamboat seems to have stopped at a dock at the Narrows. This was the scene before the bridge was built across the Narrows. The north side of this channel is in the town of Orono, and the south side is in Tonka Bay. Printed message gives...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Beach picnic with photo of the steamer "Excelsior," Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Wooden boats are pulled ashore and picnic baskets appear in this generic beach scene, with a black and white inset photo labeled Steamer Excelsior, Minnetonka. The writer mentions the large number of advertisements in the paper for fine horses for...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Bethany College, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1942?
    • Bethany College, Mankato, MN. Postcard addressed to Mrs. Wm Schoening, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1121 Broadway. Note says,"Dear Flora, How nice to invite us. Will try to come in am if possible. Betty is at Bethany College [illegible] a Key course...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Big Island Park grove of trees, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Visitors enjoy the shade in a grove of trees at Big Island Park, color added. Card is addressed to Hoke Smith, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., postmarked 1913. Message reads: Lithography is the working man's art. Don’t destroy American...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Bird's eye view, Vernon Center, Minnesota

    • 1911?
    • Bird's-eye view, Vernon Center, Minnesota. Note from Henry Studt to Mrs. Henry Studt, Mankato, Minnesota; postmarked Vernon Center, Minnesota
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Blue Earth County Courthouse, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Postcard of Blue Earth County Courthouse, message on reverse from Florence to Miss Sophie Christensen. Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, postmarked Mankato, Minnesota
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Blue Earth River, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1909?
    • Blue Earth River at Mankato with bridge, with message from A.D.B. to Miss Abbie Day, Willmar, Minnesota, postmarked Mankato.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Boys dormitory, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1943
    • Exterior view of West Hall men's dormitory (later renamed Burton Hall) on the Carleton College campus. The campus Heating Plant is visible. Card is postmarked Nov 1943 and is from Hazel Ramsay, Assistant Professor of History at Carleton College...
    • Carleton College Archives
    • Breezy Point on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Sail boat moored on the south side of Breezy Point, looking northwest toward Ferndale, Lake Minnetonka, postmarked 1908.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Brick Block, Mapleton, Minnesota

    • 1911?
    • Street scene with businesses and power lines, State Bank and furniture store, with message from Myrtle to Mr. Carl Jorgenson, Glendive, Montana, postmarked Mapleton.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Broad Street and Boulevard, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Broad Street and Boulevard with houses, trees, and people. Message on the reverse from Emma Voldahl to Mrs. Cassie Johnson of Frost, Minnesota, postmarked Mankato.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Buena Vista Hotel on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • The Buena Vista Hotel sits on a hill above its dock and boathouse which advertises boats, bait and tackle, in the neighborhood called the Highlands, postmarked 1901.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Burton Hall, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1947?
    • Exterior view of Burton Hall on the Carleton College campus. Handwritten text on the back reads in part ""This one was at that time (when I was there) occupied entirely by our soldier students. Always a dormitory."" Card is postmarked April 1947...
    • Carleton College Archives
    • Camping near the lakeshore of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • This generic photo advertises the good old summer time on Lake Minnetonka. The colorized, wooded scene includes tents, a woman sitting on a hammock, and a fellow fishing from shore, postmarked 1910.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Carnegie Library, Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1943
    • Exterior view of the Northfield Carnegie Library, the city's public library. Card is postmarked Nov 1943 and is from Hazel Ramsay, Assistant Professor of History at Carleton College 1943/44.
    • Carleton College Archives
    • Casco Point on Lake Minnetonka, Orono, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • View of Casco Point from Lake Minnetonka shows two boat houses at the shore, and homes hiding in the trees at the top of the hill. Space for message is on front of card, postmarked 1906.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Catholic School and Convent, Madison Lake, Minnesota

    • 1909?
    • Exterior view of the Catholic School and Convent in Madison Lake, Minnesota, with message from Martha to Miss J. B. Hoffman, Wabasso, Minnesota, postmarked Eagle Lake, Minnesota
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Collage of town scenes, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Collage of Excelsior scenes includes photos of Joslin Brothers Hardware Store, Main Street looking south, High School, Catholic Mission House, Business section, Trinity Chapel, Sampson House, and the Lake Minnetonka Casino, postmarked 1912.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Community House, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1910 - 1920
    • Photo of Community House in Excelsior, Minnesota, pictures the porch along the entire length of the two-story clapboard building, postmarked 1926.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Convention Grounds at Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • This photo of the convention grounds on the Burton Estate in Deephaven on Lake Minnetonka in encircled by an oval with the saying ""Minneapolis Makes Good."" The message, postmarked 1908, tells of the purchase of a swell hat with a great big plume...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Cottagewood beach, Deephaven, Minnesota

    • 1910 - 1920
    • The beach at Cottagewood with its wandering path and border of birch trees is called Swift Point, postmarked 1922.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Davis Hall, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1943?
    • View of Davis, Burton, and Severance Halls from the southwest on the Carleton College campus. Handwritten text on the back reads in part "Here's one of the bldgs on the western side of our campus, near library. Boy's dorm. Soldiers now I think...
    • Carleton College Archives
    • Dedication of the Opera House, Vernon Center, Minnesota

    • 1911-05-17
    • Dedication of Opera House on May 17th, 1911 in Vernon Center with automobiles. Message to Mr. Walter Wrucke, Good Thunder, Minnesota, postmarked Vernon Center.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Drive in Sibley Park, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1923?
    • Drive in Sibley Park. Note from Blanche Heiman, Dept. President, to Pansy Pangram in Waseca, Minnesota; postmarked Winona, Minnesota
    • Blue Earth 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
    • Excelsior boat landing, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1950
    • The Lakeview Hasty Tasty and a second building at the boat landing in Excelsior advertise Coca Cola and 7 Up, 10 cent hamburgers, Coney Islands, pop or ice cream for a nickel, and cracker jack, plus bathing and picnic grounds, soft drinks and beer....
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Excelsior Dance Pavilion, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1930
    • Dance pavilion in Excelsior, Minnesota, advertises ""Dance To Night."" The message mentions the resident Swedes and the summer heat, postmarked 1936.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Front Street looking north, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1908?
    • Mankato, Minnesota, Front Street, looking north, with horse carts, people, and businesses including Mankato Commercial College and Wheelock's. Message to Miss Anna Richel, Jordan, Minnesota, postmarked Mankato.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Front Street looking north, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1908?
    • Mankato, Minnesota, Front Street, looking north, with horses and carriages, Wheelock's, and Mankato Commercial College. Message to Miss Eva Swanson, Fairmont, Minnesota, postmarked Mankato.
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society

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