Parking lot in front of Alfred Parkers home on West Broadway. The son of a Methodist Clergyman, Alfred Parker was born in Maine in 1824. He served in the Mexican War and went to the California gold fields in the rush of 1849. In the early 1850s he came back east by rail and then up the Mississippi by steamboat to St. Paul. In 1854, Parker homesteaded a farm near what is now 42nd and Perry. In 1855 Parker married his neighbor's daughter, Elizabeth Malbon. Her father built the couple a fine house at 4109 Lakeland. A couple years later he built another house on an adjoining lot. The Parker house was used as a stopover by travelers and teamsters hauling on the Bottineau Road. Both houses, in the heart of the business district, were torn down in the 1970s.
A street view of Mora Minnesota, looking south on Union Street. There are cars parked up and down the road, the hardware store, cafe, radio store, furniture store, meat market, and a gas station in the distance.
Black and white photograph of an Ogilvie, Minnesota street in 1947. Ogilvie is located in Kanabec County. There are cars parked down the street, the Benson Carlson Company appliance store, the hardware store, and the Ogilvie grocery store are also in view.�
Looking south on West Broadway Avenue from 42nd Avenue North. The Robin Theater and the Robbinsdale water tower on the right. There are to city buses in the foreground. The Fawcett Building is on the left.
Charles O. Wallace, John Zenzen, Adrian Matson in front of the Robbinsdale City Hall. Wallace was Robbinsdale's first city clerk. He held office from 1938 until 1945. He served as Mayor from 1947 through 1954 and again from 1967 to 1972.
A photograph looking South on Main Street, Mora Minnesota. There are cars, people crossing the street and businesses like the hardware store, a food store, a furniture store and a radio store that are identifiable from signs on the businesses.