Category Archives: Minnesota

How I Became Addicted to Genealogy!

About 15 years ago my husband and I visited Bemidji Minnesota which is where my Mother grew up. On a whim we went into the Beltrami County Courthouse and asked if there were any records available for viewing and were … Continue reading

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Boss Family Cemetery Records and Grave Markers

Good Evening, Several members of the Boss Family are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The cemetery records list: Boss, Andrew J. (S/Wm-Charity), Age 52, March 21, 1891 Boss, Charles B. (S/Andrew), Age 72, November 22, 1947 … Continue reading

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Bemidji Minnesota, Mom’s Home Town

When I was growing up Mom always said that Bemidji was known as “The Icebox of the Nation.” Well, now, imagine my surprise to learn that International Falls, MN. not only claims this title but in fact holds the trademark … Continue reading

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Old Minnesota Pictures

Happy New Year to All, One of the delights of my Aunt Elsie (Walker) Everest’s diaries and scrapbooks are the pictures and comments she included along the way. The following pictures from old news articles include some of her comments … Continue reading

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Caption: OLD HOSPITAL-Pictured is the old Northern Pacific Hospital which stood on the north side of the railroad track at the west end of the railroad bridge. The building was previously called Immigration Hall. The building was divided into two … Continue reading

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Caption: It Was 35-40 degrees below — That was the temperature accompanying the big snow storm of Feb. 23, 1922. William Sears, 2403 East Oak, who owns the pictures, said that the snow was so deep that it took him … Continue reading

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Under this picture Aunt Elsie Everest wrote: George Walker, Sr., Elsie and Ralph, Billie, Georgia worked for the M. & I.

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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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