The little treasures (Volume 21)

More pictures and captions unpublished in the days of yore.

W. Carnival marching coats (info on obverse)

Contributor: Joan Gallagher of Inver Grove Heights

Date of picture: Unknown

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: None


Field Schlick drummer girl

Contributor: Gerald Aamodt of Shoreview

Date of picture: Early 1950s

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “This is a picture of my wife, who marched for the Field Schlick Drum and Glockenspiel Corps. Looks like she is prepared to march in a Winter Carnival parade sometime in the early ’50s, as she has on her winter uniform. Picture was taken in front of the Field Schlick store on Wabasha Street.”


Snow chunks, 1947

Contributor: Jay Mae of Star Prairie, Wisconsin

Date of picture: 1947

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “Picture taken by my mother-in-law on family farm — town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin, near Star Prairie. Snow chunks cut with shovel, pushed up to top on a plank.”

MF of North Branch

Contributor: M.F. of North Branch

Date of pictures: ca. 1932 and 1940

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “The first one is a truck used in app. 1932 working on Highway 8 going into Taylors Falls.

“The second one is app. 1940 when Chisago County purchased this ‘Oshkosh’ — taken in front of the courthouse in Center City. Pictured left to right: my father, Paul Peers; county engineer Adolph Engberg; salesman and patrolmen Gilbert Hawkinson and Frank Nelson.”

baby sled, cherokee heights, 1919

Contributor: Jean of West St. Paul

Date of picture: 1919

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “Another mode of transportation.

“Picture taken at corner of Cherokee Avenue & Morton Street in 1919.

“My parents always took their walks over to Cherokee Park. As my brother and I got older, we went sliding or skiing over there.

“I can give you a little history of the park. It was St. Paul’s campgrounds. They furnished picnic tables, swings, slides and teeter-totters. Also, there was a small iron stand to cook on. There were restrooms on the lower level of the bandstand.

“By the late ’20s or early ’30s, camping was prohibited, because people living on Chippewa Avenue across from the park said campers were stealing clothes from their clotheslines.

“The city opened another campground off of Highway 61, north of Lake Phalen. That didn’t last very long.

“There was a regularly scheduled night for the band concerts.”

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