Monthly Archives: December 2007

More Pictures of Brainerd

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.

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Beneath this clipping in Aunt Elsie’s handwriting are these words: “We got our railroad passes here – changed cars, etc. “

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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.

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The caption reads: OLD WASHINGTON HIGH Built in 1884, the building was destroyed by fire in 1929.

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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

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¬†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

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Old Pictures of Brainerd, Minnesota

Good Evening, My Aunt Elsie (Walker) Everest kept diaries and scrapbooks for about 40 years, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere in the blog. Just tonight as I was browsing a scrapbook titled “Scraps and Snaps” I came across a number of … Continue reading

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Caption transcribed below: TEACHER AND PUPILS ABOUT 1890 Shown above is Mrs. Henry Linneman (Emily Murphy) with some of her pupils of the third grade. The picture was taken at the old Washington High. The high school and grade pupils … Continue reading

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Caption is transcribed below: 1904 BRAINERD NINE Brainerd’s 1904 baseball club braved studio floodlights to pose for this photo. Among its personnel was a former Brainerd chief of police, Tom Templeton (second from left, back row). Pictured here are (left … Continue reading

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I’m not sure how readable the caption is so it’s transcribed below. BULLET JOE AND BUDDIES Brainerd will long remember the 1922 baseball team it presented, one which started Bullet Joe Bush on his way to major league fame with … Continue reading

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