While visiting an antique store in Minnesota I came away with more postcards for my Fremont collection, including two more of the Hotel Pathfinder.
Local History and Architecture
The story of railroads can’t be told without the towns that were created, and thrived, along its tracks. Studying the industries and businesses around depots and tracks can give insight into railroad operations of yesteryear and today. Of particular interest is history and architecture within the communities in the Platte River Valley in Eastern Nebraska, and the the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan and surrounding area.
The red, gambrel roofed barn on the northeast corner of 120th St. and U.S. Hwy 61 in Hugo stood the test of time until this weekend.
I’m getting my railroad and history summer outings planned early as summer is only 14 weeks long and I have 10 stops to make.
Though all-aluminum cans were in production since 1963, it took four more years to revolutionize the industry using a new alloy and draw process introduced at a plant in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
I enjoy photographing grain elevators and feed mills as they come in all shapes and sizes, are generally serviced by the railroad, and are vital to the local and national economy and food supply. Plus, growing up in Nebraska I saw a lot of them riding in the back seat of my parents’ car. If […]
The Hotel Pathfinder explosion occurred 36 years ago, on January 10, 1976. Last year I added some information about that tragic day in Fremont (Nebraska) history. This past year I acquired my grandparents’ collection of photos taken that day which I had mentioned in the 2011 post. I have no more text to add from […]
In August 2011, my boyhood home was sold and I wanted to record my memories and Fremont history during a “last visit.” I planned to live tweet as I went around, but unfortunately my phone’s data plan not work. Instead I saved the tweets and sent them out once I hit an area that provided […]
Grant, my Nebraska correspondent, was able to come up for a visit a few weekends ago. On his list of places to tour were the Bruce Vento Trail along the old Hamm’s Brewery in Saint Paul, the original Grain Belt Brewery in Minneapolis, and the Grain Belt sign along the Mississippi near the warehouse district. […]