Today we will go high –tech here at the museum! We invite you to stop by anytime Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 to 4:30.
August 31, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
August 25, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
Here is a photo, I am not sure what year it was taken. Can anyone tell me what year it might have been?
When I looked at this photo I noticed the sign way up high on the bank building to the left of the windows. That one window has something written on it, I am not able to guess what it says.
Back to the other sign.
It says (I Think)
Dr John Eiler Physician and Surgeon
Dr M W Thomas Dentist
The sign is so small it is very hard to read. Correction and additions are always welcome.
These old photos bring up so many questions. Where was the entrance to the Doctors Offices..was it on the side street? What was the Hardware Store next door called? If you know any of the answers please leave me a comment.
The next Historical Society meeting is August 29 at 7PM at the Public Library. Nancy Newman will present the program “Mystery of the Courthouse Cupola” after a short meeting. Refreshments will be served. The public is always welcome.
August 17, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
This week we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Main Street. I invite you to stop by the Hubbard County Historical Museum’s display on Main Street from 12 to 5PM on Thursday August 18, 2011.
A host of volunteers will be there. They will have albums and slide shows of old photographs of Main Street. There will be a large map of Main Street..stop by..especially if you have a memory of an old business that used to be on Main. If you know the years that they were in business that is welcome information also!
This was a celebration on Main Street a long time ago. Most likely this old photo is from 1898.
I have heard that there will be bands on Main Street for our celebration! There will be FREE activities for children. We are hosting Hopscotch and Marbles. I hope to see you on Main!
August 11, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
Here is an old remember when postcard. Looking south from Hwy 34.
Here is another. This one is from the south looking north toward Hwy 34.
We have been parking in the center of Main Street a really long time.
Next week on Thursday August 18 from Noon to 5PM we will be having a tent on Main Street to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Main Street after all the construction. Our “tent” will feature old photographs of Main Street, some photos will be in folders and some will be on computers as slide show presentations. We will be hosting old games of Hopscotch and Marbles for children. All activities are free!
August 3, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director
Recently a very nice lady stopped by the museum. She wanted to know if I knew anything about “Autoball.” I did not. She explained to me that it was an Auto Thrill Show using a four foot ball. They used Model T cars with hoops, there was a goal at each end of the field.
Well you know what they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
I am searching for anyone that has more information than I do. I know that Joe Driscoll who used to own Driscoll’s and the Greyhound Bus Stop was one of the inventors. Possibly Dwight Charles and George Duncan were also involved. There was a Northwest Autoball Association formed in March of 1923.
Sometimes this sport was also called Auto Push Ball.
The day after the nice lady left my office, I found the above photo. I emailed her a copy. Her family purchased the Autoball Thrill Show from the fellows in Park Rapids.
On the back of the photo are two names. Leonard Faike donated the photos back in 2004 and wanted to know if the Historical Museum knew anything about Autoball. Ardelle Reynolds name is also on the back of the photo.
If you know something about Autoball please leave me a comment!