July 29, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
The old switchboard? You would crank up the phone and an operator would answer. You would tell her who you wanted to talk to and she would ring them up for you.
I remember the little old lady that would sit at this panel out in Osage. She always wore flowery dresses and looked cranky. Do you have a memory of your first telephone operator?
Stop by and see this old beauty displayed in our Communications Room!
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July 28, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
This Real Photo Postcard was readily available at the Racket Store a long time ago. Does anyone know anything about this store, it’s location or who owned it?
This is the Fish Hook River at Park Rapids
Float on over to main street today July 28 or tomorrow July 29 for a Root Beer Float. Volunteers from the Historical Museum are selling root beer floats during crazy days from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. The have a stand in front of EcoWater at 303 Main. All proceeds help to keep history alive in Hubbard County!
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July 22, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
This is just one of the old postcards that we have here at the museum. this is just a glimpse of what Park Rapids used to look like years ago. There is lots of history in old postcards.
I am busy compiling albums of postcards. Stop by the museum and have a look at them. So far they are bringing back lots of memories for the people that have seen them.
Monday evening July 25, 2011 we will have a short meeting at 7PM here at the museum. Right after the meeting Russ Brown will share Hubbard County in Postcards on the big screen. Refreshments will be served.
I will have the albums of postcards available to view after the presentation by Russ.
See you at the museum!
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July 14, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
In 1899 a group of ladies formed The Ladies Library and Reading Club, they read their books on the second floor of the Fire Department building. In 1903 Andrew Carnegie gave $5000 for the construction of a Public Library.
This is a postcard of the library in its early days.
Remember to mark July 25 on you calendar that is the evening that Russ Brown will present Hubbard County in Postcards here at the museum.
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July 12, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
Monday evening July 25 we will be having a presentation about Hubbard County in Postcards. This may wet your appetite to join us.
Great Northern Depot at Park Rapids a view taken from the north looking south.
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July 8, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
This week we have been working in one of the rooms downstairs. It is a medical room..of sorts. We do have a rug loom in one corner, sometimes we have to “share” space.
I am looking for donations of medical equipment to make the room more complete. If you have any old photos of Doc Houston or Doc Higgs or any of the other early doctors bring them by my office and I can scan them and you can have your original back immediately.
We found some old medicine bottles. They seem to be of the multi purpose kind.
Chamberlain’s Colic Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy. I bet it tasted terrible. Oh well..it could be worse you could end up on this table.
This is a embalming table. It was made by The Gleason Board Company of Rochester, NY. It was more than likely manufactured sometime in the years 1870 to 1890. Sometimes these tables were used for home funerals serving a dual purpose. From what I have read they were usually made of Maple or Ash and sometimes what was called Honey Oak . I think this one is either Birch or Maple. Embalming became an acceptable practice after the civil war.
The head rest folds down, the legs fold up and then it all folds in half and you can carry it by the handle on the left side. On to the next patient..
The Medical Room is now open in the basement..stop by and visit sometime. It is still a work in progress but it is coming along quite nicely:)
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