Here's an amazing view of our little Minnesota town, found on the top corner of a page in the 1970 Pictorial Atlas. It's definitely Buckman, looking north from high in the church steeple. Highway 25 is still a dirt road. The roof at the bottom of the photo was Brandl's Harness Shop (later, Zenners Store). Brandl Motors wasn't there yet, tho if you look closely, there seem to be signs of building on that lot. John Hesch's store is the two part building second from the bottom right corner....right after the white Millinery shop. Schmolke's house and store are there, as are the houses we saw in the 'pouring sidewalks' picture. In fact, if you zoom in and use your imagination, you can see the sidewalk between Schmolke's Store and the bank corner. Mischke's Hardware and Muellers Bar and store are in the distance on the left, see?
The challenge is to figure out what year this photo was taken.
(Bonus points if you know who climbed the church steeple to take the pic ☺)
Incidentally, this post happens to be the 900th post on Hesch History.
YAAAY, Larry and Me!!