Monthly Archives: December 2007
Here are a few more historical pictures of buildings in Brainerd. Again, these were taken from Elsie Walker Everest’s scrap book and aren’t identified as to the sources. I hope you enjoy this little bit of Minnesota history.
Beneath this clipping in Aunt Elsie’s handwriting are these words: “We got our railroad passes here – changed cars, etc. “
This picture has written on it: “Ralph’s first school in Brainerd.” Ralph Everest was the husband of Elsie Walker and the notation is in her hand.
The caption reads: OLD WASHINGTON HIGH Built in 1884, the building was destroyed by fire in 1929.
Text of the caption: PIONEER BRAINERD This was Front Street, Brainerd, in 1871, less than a year after a settlement had been started here. The buildings shown above were located somewhere west of Sixth street. Notice the heavy forest at … Continue reading
Transcription of the caption: FIRST SCHOOL This is the first school building of Crow Wing District No. 1 situated between Old Crow Wing and the highway. The first owner of the picture, which is now the property of the Crow … Continue reading