Mr. and Mrs. John Martinson and their daughter, Mary, in a sleigh going south on Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter. The Stark and Davis store is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Grace street. Joseph Mason's Hardware store is at right.
The LeTourneau family out for a buggy ride. A wooden sidewalk runs in front of the businesses along the street. A millinery shop and a sign that reads, "wood is for sale" are visible in the background. Pictured are: George LeTourneau, Mrs. George LeTourneau, Louis LeTourneau, Louie and Daisy LeTourneau.
Mail delivery, especially in the winter, was tough on the north shore of Lake Superior. During the wintertime, a combination of sleigh and dogsled were used to distribute mail and people north of Two Harbors. Not until 1925 when the roads were improved North of Two Harbors could mail carriers easily travel their routes.
Erastus Church with a vegetable wagon and a white horse. Erastus Church was a colorful Worthington character who peddled vegetables, picked up junk and distinguished himself by having a street named in his honor, because he lived on that street. The photograph is dated September 26, 1900. Poster in the window promotes the candidacy of William McKinley over William Jennings Bryan. It proclaims: "McKinley was right in 1896." Note: This information taken from a newspaper article with same picture, in the Worthington Centennial July 22, 1972. We think it is a Buchan photo but don't know for sure.
Portrait of two unidentified women getting into a horse drawn carriage. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Young male driver holding harness reins of race horse while seated in a light two-wheeled vehicle designed for one person and drawn by one horse. This photograph was taken by T. L. Bersagel and later copied by Mathias Bue.