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A LOOK AT PLACES THEY LIVED - THINGS THEY SAW

A LOOK AT PLACES THEY LIVED - THINGS THEY SAW

A collection of photos from the early years showing the places and things our ancestors saw.

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ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
It is believed that this was the third school building constructed in Armstrong. It remains in use today, 2010. 
 
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ARMSTRONG MAIN STREET IN THE EARLY 1900's- Armtrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
ARMSTRONG MAIN STREET IN THE EARLY 1900's- Armtrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
View is looking south from the north end of the business district. Notice the dirt road and on the left is a horse drawn carriage tied to a hitching post. (From album of Susanna Bechtel Davis (Weller), (1858-1921). 
 
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ARMSTRONG MAIN STREET- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
ARMSTRONG MAIN STREET- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
Looking south from the north end of Main Street. May be about 1908-1920's period as several Model T Fords are evident on the street. Period was prior to paving of Main Street. (From album of Susanna Bechtel Davis (Weller), (1858-1921). 
 
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MAIN STREET ARMSTRONG EARLY 1900'S- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
MAIN STREET ARMSTRONG EARLY 1900'S- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
View looks southeasterly. Upper right shows elevator and railroad and foreground left shows a wagon and horses tied to a hitching rail. Notice too that this was before paved roads. (From album of Susanna Bechtel Davis (Weller), (1858-1921). 
 
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ARMSTRONG PUBLIC SCHOOL- 1894- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA
ARMSTRONG PUBLIC SCHOOL- 1894- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA
This is believed to be the first "real"school building to be built in the community. Classes were held in various buildings and locations in the early days of the community. (From album of Susanna Bechtel Davis (Weller), (1858-1921). 
 
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BURT, Peter Hutchison (1847-1939)- This is the house he lived in at Hill City, Aitkin, MN, USA in the 1920's. Addition on the right was new in 2009 as house was being remodeled.
BURT, Peter Hutchison (1847-1939)- This is the house he lived in at Hill City, Aitkin, MN, USA in the 1920's. Addition on the right was new in 2009 as house was being remodeled.
(Photo by Barry R Huntsinger, Estherville, Emmet, IA, USA.) 
 
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DUTCH BEER GARDEN- The right side of this building is where 'Slim' BAUMANN (1904-1993) ran his tavern for 30 years in Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA. His spouse was Ruby Leona GUDDALL (1907-1988).
DUTCH BEER GARDEN- The right side of this building is where "Slim" BAUMANN (1904-1993) ran his tavern for 30 years in Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA. His spouse was Ruby Leona GUDDALL (1907-1988).
Read his Memories on this web site in the Guddall Family Histories and Documents Album. (Photo by Barry R Huntsinger, Estherville, Emmet, IA, USA) 
 
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GLENWOOD CITY, WI- Birds-eye view. Was home for the family of Emma Sophia MOORE (1861-1913) and her spouse, Harrison Earnest WALKER (1860-1937).
GLENWOOD CITY, WI- Birds-eye view. Was home for the family of Emma Sophia MOORE (1861-1913) and her spouse, Harrison Earnest WALKER (1860-1937).
 
 
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GUDDALL GENERAL STORE- Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA; construction on the building began in 1909 and was completed in 1910. Store was owned and operated by Sam Guddall (1869-1964) until 'the Great' Depression. Building more recently (2009) has been used for storage.
GUDDALL GENERAL STORE- Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA; construction on the building began in 1909 and was completed in 1910. Store was owned and operated by Sam Guddall (1869-1964) until "the Great" Depression. Building more recently (2009) has been used for storage.
(Photo by Barry R Huntsinger, Estherville, Emmet, IA, USA) 
 
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HILL CITY, Aitkin, MN, USA- Home to early Wellers and Burts. Members of both families still living in that area. Picture is from about 1910 and is looking northwesterly.
HILL CITY, Aitkin, MN, USA- Home to early Wellers and Burts. Members of both families still living in that area. Picture is from about 1910 and is looking northwesterly.
(Contributed by Wayne Vernon Weller, Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA). 
 
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HUBBARD, William (1827-1915)- Pictured with his spouse, Minerva CLARK (1829-1917), in front of their home in Tenhassen Township, Martin, MN, USA.
HUBBARD, William (1827-1915)- Pictured with his spouse, Minerva CLARK (1829-1917), in front of their home in Tenhassen Township, Martin, MN, USA.
(Contributed by Kieth Judson St John, Fairmont, Martin, MN, USA.) 
 
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HUNTSINGER SR, Albert Arthur (1839-1920)- residence in 1918 with spouse, Susanna Maria EASTMAN (1848-1933).
HUNTSINGER SR, Albert Arthur (1839-1920)- residence in 1918 with spouse, Susanna Maria EASTMAN (1848-1933).
House was located at 765 Church Street in Berlin, Green Lake County, WI, USA. Photo from August 1918. (Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA) 
 
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HUNTSINGER JR, Albert Arthur (1878-1943)- His family farm in Winnebago County, WI, USA.  Spouse was Mattie HOLMES (1997-1953).
HUNTSINGER JR, Albert Arthur (1878-1943)- His family farm in Winnebago County, WI, USA. Spouse was Mattie HOLMES (1997-1953).
(Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA.) 
 
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HUNTSINGER JR, Albert Arthur 'Bert' (1878-1943). Spouse: Mattie HOLMES. Farm was located in Winnebago County, WI, USA.
HUNTSINGER JR, Albert Arthur "Bert" (1878-1943). Spouse: Mattie HOLMES. Farm was located in Winnebago County, WI, USA.
(Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA) 
 
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HUNTSINGER, Eunice (1915-2005)- feeding chickens and geese on family farm in 1931. She was the daughter of Elmer Austin HUNTSINGER (1869-1938) and Jessie Garfield PERKINS (1881-1973).
HUNTSINGER, Eunice (1915-2005)- feeding chickens and geese on family farm in 1931. She was the daughter of Elmer Austin HUNTSINGER (1869-1938) and Jessie Garfield PERKINS (1881-1973).
It was common for farmers to raise chickens and geese for sale to others and for their own use, as well as hogs and cattle. Many city dwellers in that period also raised chickens and geese. (Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA.) 
 
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HUNTSINGER, Sylvanus (1800-1837) and Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884)- Another view of the approximate area where they lived along the Fox River in Wisconsin.
HUNTSINGER, Sylvanus (1800-1837) and Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884)- Another view of the approximate area where they lived along the Fox River in Wisconsin.
(Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA) 
 
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HUNTSINGER, Sylvanus (1800-1837) and Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884)- Approximately where they lived in 1870 along the Fox River in Wisconsin.
HUNTSINGER, Sylvanus (1800-1837) and Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884)- Approximately where they lived in 1870 along the Fox River in Wisconsin.
This area is in Sacramento, a "ghost town", in Aurora Township, Waushara, WI, USA. (Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA) 
 
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HUNTSINGERS- of Berlin Township, Green Lake, WI, USA. Map shows where Sylvanus HUNTSINGER (1800-1873) and spouse, Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884) lived in Sacramento; farm of Rossiter W WILLARD (1819-1880) and spouse, Angeline 'Ann' HUNTSINGER (1832-1918);farm of Albert Arthur HUNTSINGER, JR (1878-1943) and his spouse, Susanna Maria EASTMAN (1848-1933); and nearby Klondike Quarry of Archibald Munro McCALLUM (1856-1900).
HUNTSINGERS- of Berlin Township, Green Lake, WI, USA. Map shows where Sylvanus HUNTSINGER (1800-1873) and spouse, Phebe Ester THOMPSON (1803-1884) lived in Sacramento; farm of Rossiter W WILLARD (1819-1880) and spouse, Angeline "Ann" HUNTSINGER (1832-1918);farm of Albert Arthur HUNTSINGER, JR (1878-1943) and his spouse, Susanna Maria EASTMAN (1848-1933); and nearby Klondike Quarry of Archibald Munro McCALLUM (1856-1900).
(Prepared and contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA.) 
 
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LAMPRIGHT, Charles Edward- spouse: Pearl PECK (1889-1963). He owned the Algona Wagon Shop, Algona, Kossuth, IA, USA. He did blacksmithing, plow work and horse shoeing.
LAMPRIGHT, Charles Edward- spouse: Pearl PECK (1889-1963). He owned the Algona Wagon Shop, Algona, Kossuth, IA, USA. He did blacksmithing, plow work and horse shoeing.
(Contributed by Caren Lampright Mikota, Longmont, Boulder, CO, USA.) 
 
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McCALLUM, Archibald (1856-1900) and Delia Ann 'Annie' HUNTSINGER (1867-1933)- Their residence in Berlin, Green Lake, WI, USA in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
McCALLUM, Archibald (1856-1900) and Delia Ann "Annie" HUNTSINGER (1867-1933)- Their residence in Berlin, Green Lake, WI, USA in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The house is located in the historic district of Berlin. (Contributed by John D McCallum, Mahtomedi, Washington, MN, USA) 
 
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METHODIST CHURCH- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
METHODIST CHURCH- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
Believed to be the first Methodist church building in the community. (From album of Susanna Bechtel Davis (Weller), (1858-1921). 
 
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MITCHELL, James John (1822-1901) and Susan Ogilvie McFARLANE (1830-1898) - Their third home, built by the time of their daughter Flora's wedding in 1896. Located on Columbian Blvd in Armstrong, IA.
MITCHELL, James John (1822-1901) and Susan Ogilvie McFARLANE (1830-1898) - Their third home, built by the time of their daughter Flora's wedding in 1896. Located on Columbian Blvd in Armstrong, IA.
They lived first in a sod shanty southeast of Armstrong when they arrived as pioneers. They then built a house on that property. The house above was their third, built when they moved into Armstrong, IA. It is located there yet today. Pictured from left are "Uncle" Charles OGILVIE, Mrs. Andrew (Jennie May CARROLL) Mitchell (1869-1946), Robert O MITCHELL (1863-1933) and his spouse, Jennie STANLEY (Mitchell) (1868-1890). Photo copied from "Remembering Armstrong- a Centennial History". (Contributed by Sharon Guttrud Cremer, Frisco, Collin, TX, USA). 
 
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MITCHELL, James John (1822-1901) and McFARLANE, Susan Ogilvie (1830-1898)-Their third home as it appears today (2005). It's located on Columbian Blvd in Armstrong, Iowa.
MITCHELL, James John (1822-1901) and McFARLANE, Susan Ogilvie (1830-1898)-Their third home as it appears today (2005). It's located on Columbian Blvd in Armstrong, Iowa.
(Photo courtesy of Sharon Guttrud Cremer, Frisco, Collin, TX, USA) 
 
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MOORE RESIDENCE- Home of Hanna BEAN (Moore) (1794-1881) at Sullivan, Jefferson, WI, USA.  Descendant Gilbert George STEPHAN (1916-2003) pictured in front of house.
MOORE RESIDENCE- Home of Hanna BEAN (Moore) (1794-1881) at Sullivan, Jefferson, WI, USA. Descendant Gilbert George STEPHAN (1916-2003) pictured in front of house.
Hanna moved to Wisconsin with her children after husband, Robert MOORE SR (abt 1781-abt 1831) passed away in the east. In 2011 it was reported the house has been remodeled and is currently occupied.(Contributed by Gilbert George Stephan, Sullivan, Jefferson, WI, USA.) 
 
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PECK HOTEL- Burt, Kossuth, IA, USA- operated by Hannah MOORE (Peck) (1852-1927). She ran the hotel prior to 1908.
PECK HOTEL- Burt, Kossuth, IA, USA- operated by Hannah MOORE (Peck) (1852-1927). She ran the hotel prior to 1908.
 
 
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PECK, J Clark (1846-1927)- Residence for his family at 513 N Thorington Street, Algona, Kossuth, IA, USA.
PECK, J Clark (1846-1927)- Residence for his family at 513 N Thorington Street, Algona, Kossuth, IA, USA.
(Contributed by Caren Lampright Mikota, Longmont, Boulder, CO, USA.) 
 
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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH- Armstrong, Emmet, IA, USA.
Our pioneer Mitchells were among the early founders of this church. 
 
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US POST OFFICE, Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA
US POST OFFICE, Thor, Humboldt, IA, USA
Alfred Theodore "Ted" GUDDALL (1904-2000) served as postmaster from 1940-1973. His wife, Ruby Fern KOLB (1912-1996) was postmaster from 1973-1974. Ted's father, Sam Guddall, also worked there.(Photo by Barry R Huntsinger, Estherville, Emmet, IA, USA) 
 
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WELLER, Harvey James (1885-1959)-and MOORE, Mary Rachel (1895-1979)-their residence in 1939 located two miles east of Hill City, Aitkin, MN, USA on Highway 34.
WELLER, Harvey James (1885-1959)-and MOORE, Mary Rachel (1895-1979)-their residence in 1939 located two miles east of Hill City, Aitkin, MN, USA on Highway 34.
On left is original house and to right an addition that was added. Ford Model A on right was owned by Harvey and the pick up truck belonged to Raymond Alonzo WELLER (1917-2001). (Contributed by Wayne Vernon Weller, Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA.)  
 
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WELLER RESIDENCE- Huntington, Emmet, IA, USA- built by Kathryn Rogers WELLER (1922-2011) for her family with life insurance proceeds after polio caused the death of her husband, Orvin H WELLER (1922-1948).
WELLER RESIDENCE- Huntington, Emmet, IA, USA- built by Kathryn Rogers WELLER (1922-2011) for her family with life insurance proceeds after polio caused the death of her husband, Orvin H WELLER (1922-1948).
Front entry held Post Office boxes for the town's residents. The US Post Office Sign and postal lock boxes are now housed at the Emmet County Historical Museum in Estherville, Emmet, IA. Postal boxes were originally in Albert Myhre Grocery Store in Huntington. (Contributed by Richard Allan Weller, Estherville, Emmet, IA, USA.)