Bradley, B.H., registered land surveyor, State of Minnesota
Copy of plat of school grounds, locating school buildings, football field, running track, tennis court, streets and property lines. Scale is 1 inch equals 40 feet, signed and dated by surveyor March 24, 1939.
Map shows names of property owners surrounding Lake Minnetonka, naming Lake Minnetonka bays, communities and neighboring lakes. Color was added to designate townships. Sections are numbered. Map is bordered by advertising from local businesses. This map, matted and framed under ultraviolet-protecting glass, is dated 1879.
Druar and Milinowski, consulting engineers, St. Paul, Minnesota
Map of Mound water system locates mains, hydrants and gate valves. It identifies elevations of bodies of water and water tower: Cook Bay Elevation W.S. 81.6, July 1933; Lake Langdon Elevation W.S. 85.6, July 1933; Dutch Lake Elevation W.S. 93.7, July 1933; Tower and Tank Elevation of ground 156.0. Map includes location of residences, buildings and cottages, gives section numbers and names, and shows location of the golf course. Scale: 1 inch equals 200 feet; note: this map is made entirely from various existing maps with no re-survey, dated August 1933.
This watercolor drawing depicts "Eagle Water," a strong Chippewa man with an eagle crown. In the background another eagle soars above the shoreline with a fish clutched in its claws. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater Society in Excelsior, Minnesota, donated to the Westonka Historical Society, one of a limited edition created in 1981-1985.
This watercolor drawing depicts "Bear Woman," a strong Chippewa woman with a bear crown. In the background another bear wades toward the reeds and the shoreline. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater Society in Excelsior, Minnesota, donated to the Westonka Historical Society; one of a limited edition created in 1981-1985.
Map of the Lake Minnetonka area showing lakes, bays, depths, channels, buoys, reefs, islands, points, towns, villages, parks, railroads, and all public roads. Depths are shown as one foot below the crest of Grays Bay Dam 929.4 feet. Key lists symbols for public docks, schools, churches, golf clubs and public beaches, and includes an explanation of the buoy system of Lake Minnetonka. Placement of buoy markings and channels was made by Minnetonka Dredging Company, Excelsior. Index lists over 150 place names. Scale indicates feet and statute miles, dated 1941.
Aerial photograph of Lake Minnetonka created from 134 separate photographs. Names are added for towns and villages, lakes and bays, points and islands, and water depths are marked. Area included stretches east to Glen Lake, south to Lake Minnewashta and Lake Zumbra, west to King's Point, and north to Stubbs Bay. Scale indicates distance in feet and miles, dated 1949.
Aerial photograph of Lake Minnetonka with names added for towns and villages, lakes and bays, points and islands. Scale is 1" equals 4.65 miles. Advertisement for Harry Smith, Burnett Realty, contains his photo and contact information, date of photography April 1989.
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 description of Lake Minnetonka, postmarked and dated 1918.
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 sale. The Bureau of Engraving's logos is printed on back, color added, postmarked 1910.
Entrance to Big Island Park shows the path through the grove of trees. Message says this pleasure park is 18 miles out by trolley, and that the tower, peristyle, etc., are all concrete, dated and postmarked 1909.
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 Art! Help us develop American art! Why not lithograph these in Amerika? More of these cards than ever are being lithographed abroad! I receive 25 dolls per week as a lithographer. Please don't cut this down. German lithographers get only one third of the wages Americans do.