Three baggage carts loaded with kegs and cases of beer stand on the Northern Pacific Railway's freight depot platform destined for Moorhead saloons. More beer stands stacked on the platform. A team of horses stands in the foreground at right. Bbeyond can be seen a Northern Pacific Railway locomotive, coal tender and baggage car.
Stereoview to the northwest from the top of Brun's and Finkle's Elevator A at Front Street and 6th Street North. View shows wood frame businesses along the north side of Front Street between 5th and 3rd Streets. City Park on the southwest corner of Front Street and 5th Street. Stacks of cord wood across 5th Street to the east. See also mhs06871.
The view is to the southwest from 7th Street and 8th Avenue South. Concordia College buildings shown include from left Academy Hall men's dormitory, Bishop Whipple Hall and the President's home. A house on 6th Street can be seen beyond and to the right of the President's house.
View is to the southeast showing the north and west sides of the Main Administration Building at Concordia College. A large formally dressed crowd poses in the foreground, in front are a number of uniformed band members.
View is to the northeastof Front Street (Center Ave.) between 5th and 6th Streets. Businesses visible include Duncan MacNab's Pharmacy in the three-story Masonic Block across Front Street and Moorhead National Bank across 6th Street.
View is to the northeast of Front Street (Center Avenue) between 4th and 5th Streets. On the sidewalk on the south side of Front Street is a boy in a wagon and two girls eating ice cream; above them is a sign for J. J. Le Vitre's Harley Davidson Motorcycle Shop. Other businesses include C. I. Evanson's Grocery and Melberg's Department store in the distance across Front Street.
The view is to the west on Front Street (Center Avenue) from 8th Street North. On the corner at right stands the Comstock Hotel, across Front Street stands Briggs Floral Company. In the distance on Front Street is a Fargo and Moorhead Electric Street Railway streetcar.
View to the northeast from the south side of Front Street (Center Ave.) just west of 4th Street North. A Fargo and Moorhead Electric Street Railway streetcar marked "State Teachers' College" is heading east on Front Street away from the camera. Businesses include the Minnesota Army Store and Palace Clothier's across Front Street and J. J. Le Vitre's Motorcycle Shop, Ole E. Flaten's photo gallery and M. Evanson's Tailor Shop.
A photograph showing the exterior of the two story brick structure. The congregation began in 1878, building this structure in 1922-24 with a dedication service on January 20, 1924. The cost of the building was $37,000. It was located on 4th St. South and was sold to a Baptist group in 1961 when a new Methodist Church was built.
Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church
First volume of Randolph M. Probstfield’s personal journals, which he wrote in a ledger book. Probstfield began writing this volume in the 186? when he lived in Georgetown, Minnesota, and worked as a Hudson’s Bay Company Agent. Probstfield mixed his accounting records with information on daily events. The first few pages of this volume contain undated ledger accounts of trade at the Georgetown post. The 1875 date first occurs when Probstfield inserted information on the daily activities of the family farm near Moorhead, Minnesota. These accounts discuss weather, agriculture, visitors, household expenses and many other details of family life.
Fourth volume of Randolph M. Probstfield's personal journals, which he wrote in a ledger book. Probstfield began writing this volume in 1873, after he had settled at his farm in Oakport Township on the Red River. Probstfield mixed his accounting records with information on daily events. These accounts discuss weather, agriculture, visitors, household expenses and many other details of family life.
View to the northwest from the south side of Main Avenue just east of 4th Street. Autos=mobiles are parked on streets, rectangular cedar block paving, a traffic sign standing in middle of intersection reads "go to the right." Peter Meehan's Tourist Canteen stands across intersection on corner.
The view is to the southeast from the north side of Front Street (now Center Avenue) just west of 4th Street North. Workers are paving Front Street with cut cedar logs which were placed on end over a fir plank base. On the corner, across the intersection, stands Ole E. Flaten's Photo Gallery. On top of the pole at the corner, a telephone lineman strings wire. Two unidentified young African American men stand in the middle of the intersection.
View is to the northwest on 4th Street South from about 7th Avenue. In the foreground Adolph Bowman and Molly Otto sit in a row boat on a flooded coulee. Beyond a man sits on the railing of a flooded bridge which normally crosses the coulee. In the middle distance beyond the row boat stands the Ole M. Martinson house, now home to the Rourke Art Gallery 523 4th Street South.
View is to the southwest from Main Avenue and 3rd Street South. Scene shows the flooded Woodlawn Park neighborhood. In the foreground is the Dudrey Brothers' Cooperage with the black smoke chimney. The Moorhead Municipal Water and Light plant smokestack is in the far distance. A small house in the foreground at right is cabled to a tree to keep it from washing away.
View is to the west from 4th Street South toward the Ole M. Martinson House, home to the Rourke Art Gallery at 523 South 4th Street. Visitors sit in three row boats and stand on the sidewalk on 4th Street.
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: House 1966 (District 56); House 1967-1972 (District 56B); House 1973-1974 (District 9B). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=10633
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: House 1939-1942 (District 49). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=11384
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: House 1963-1966 (District 56); House 1967-1972 (District 56A); Senate 1973-1980 (District 9). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=10616
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: House 1913-1914 (District 60); House 1915-1916 (District 49). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=12028
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: House 1973-1974 (District 9A). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=10720
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: Senate 1903-10 (District 60); Senate 1915-22 (District 49). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=13563
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: Senate 1947-58 (District 49). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=12029
Served in the Minnesota Legislature: Senate 1959-62 (District 49); Senate 1963-72 (District 56). For biographical information, see the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library database at: http://www.leg.mn/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=12582
Schools in north-central Minnesota (1871-1909). Moorhead developed into one of the larger cities of Minnesota because it was a natural terminus for most forms of transportation: the early routes of the Red River ox carts, a steamboat landing for the Hudson Bay Company, and connections to Duluth by railroad and highway. By 1882, Moorhead had 14 hotels and restaurants and the Catholic community had established its church and school. In 1879, St. Joseph's Parish in Moorhead opened a school for 50-60 pupils. This photograph of Sister Ethelburga Farrell's class and Father Augustine Brockmyer, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, was taken in 1887. By 1892 a new school was built. The enrollment continued to increase so that, within the next 20 years, six sisters were teaching 200 students resulting in the building of another new school (Saint Benedict's Monastery Archives; Olsenius, page 129).
Schools in north-central Minnesota (1871-1909). The Benedictine sisters from St. Joseph, who were teaching in Moorhead in 1883, are identified as follows (left to right): Sisters Paula Bechtold, Alphonsa O'Donnell, Euphrasia Hirtenberger (Saint Benedict's Monastery Archives).
The view is to the southeast looking toward the Old Main Administration building at right and Wheeler Hall Dormitory at left. In front of Old Main stands the Fargo and Moorhead Electric Street Railway's streetcar number 6.
Dr. Delmar Hansen is director of the theatre program at Moorhead State University for 30 years, gives his assessment of a number of regional and local literary figures. He also describes some of the changes since he came to Moorhead State University in 1958 such as there was no real theatre program. He is the Chairman and a professor in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.
Doris Eastman discusses her experience writing for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead from 1934-1979. She became women's editor at the newspaper in 1959. She also tells about her days working for the Moorhead Daily News. Now retired, she is working at the Episcopal Church and Clay County Historical Society.
Florence Jenkins (Mrs. John) was born in Juanita, ND in 1914. Mrs. Jenkins began volunteer work and fund raising for the Red Cross during World War II. After the war she became an office secretary of Clay County Red Cross. She describes her work as a Red Cross volunteer and how it has affected her life. She discusses the goals and work of the Clay County Red Cross Chapter.
Gladys Westrum was born March 27, 1907 in Moorhead. Mrs. Westrum describes a typical homemaker' day in the age before modern conveniences and how the homemaker's tasks have changed as a result of technology. She discusses the Depression and WWII rationing. She also describes the changes in the attitudes of people toward women working outside of the home.
Helene Kaeding was born in St. Peter, MN. Mrs. Kaeding describes her ethnic background, her father's business, and attending school at Gustavas Adolphus. She began teaching in 1931 and married in 1940. She describes the difference in attitudes toward education in the various communities in which she taught, and how discipline and respect for teachers has changed.
Helen Peterson was born in Kenmare, ND on April 24, 1904. Mrs. Peterson and her husband Wayne owned the Moorhead Daily News from 1930 to 1944. She discusses various features of the paper and how the business has changed over the years.
Marilla Jacobs was born on June 28, 1906 in Battle Lake, Minnesota and describes her childhood. Mrs. Jacobs attended Moorhead State Normal School, began teaching in 1927 and retired 1971. She discusses her early teacher training, experiences, and changes in teaching over the years.
Paul Eidbo was born in Boden, North Dakota in 1927 and graduated from Concordia College (1946-1949). He gives the background of Eastgate Industries Inc., started in 1916, which he manages. A family corporation, he tells of the processes involved in the raising, extracting, and marketing of honey. Also, included is a background of his civic political activities.
Richard Szeitz, born in Hungary, is professor and chair of the Art Department at Moorhead State University. He discusses his life in Hungary, his move to the United States, the Art Department at MSU, and art involvement locally.
Ted Larson, Assistant Professor of Speech/Director of Critical Film Studies, has been teaching at MSU since 1968. He is also the managing director for the Straw Hat Players. Mr. Larson discusses his family background and how this background influences his career. He also evaluates some major films.