Here we are again with a batch of stuff gleaned from the web--items that I've kept in my files but that really don't need a whole post of their own. Still, they're all interesting, honest! I'll do captions, ok?
|Langola township in 1874, when Rice was only a prairie and|
most of the township was trees. The post office was in the
village of Langola, and...there's the oxcart trail, see?
|I was looking for Montgomery Ward catalogs on Internet Archive. I found a couple,|
but also this baseball "how-to" book from 1888 by John Montgomery Ward.
Just thought it was cool.
|This was also 1874--but just look what towns were the biggies in Benton Co. then.|
|THIS air photo tickles me! It's Buckman township in 1955.|
Just look at the natural drainage system--and, is that lake still there?
(No, the other air pics here on HH were from 1939--stop whining!)
|Buckman itself, in 1955.|
Hmm....were these two pictures of the same house in Buckman? It's the house kitty-cornered from the church. We know they've both been labeled "the doctor's house". Does anybody know for sure?
|This is a photo of the cabin on my son's land, but it struck me as|
being exactly the way our ancestors' cabins looked.
This one was built in 1880, but in Hennepin Co.
Here's my translation of the OTREMBA list from the 1910 city directory
in Kattowice, Poland. I could be off on the professions,
but I think they're pretty close.
See? I told ya this post was random.