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Livery and Log School House Question

December 15, 2012 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

This is an old glass negative from the personal collection of Tom Vogtman.  We thank Rod Nordberg for his scanner that will scan glass negatives.  The museum has a number of old glass negatives that need to be scanned.  Who knows what treasures will be discovered.

Vogtman PR Livery 2

Park Rapids Livery  Blanchard Bro’s Props.

The sign on the building says WILSON’S LIVERY FEED AND ?

If you have any info on the location or history of this building/business please leave a comment!

I have a request from one of our Facebook followers for a photograph of the old Log School House in Hubbard..if anyone has one that we could scan..please leave a comment.  If you know any of the history of the old school house please share!

Info from Ken:

Wilson Brothers Logging Company, Later Wilson Connor Logging, ran the Livery Stables where horses from Logging were kept and used in the winters for logging and shipped to North Dakota for wheat harvesting in the Fall. George & Annie Pratt-Wilson lived in the old, much added on to, home just north of River Heights Apartments next to the old Minnesota Power & Light garage by the dam. George and Brothers Tom & Dick Wilson later bought rights to (family lore is that they won the rights in a poker game) Ford & Buick Autos and built the Wilson Auto Livery building later known as the Ford Garage with livery stables where the skating rink was located just south of the Ford Garage.


4 Comments

  1. Rod Nordberg says:

    Nice reproduction. Looking forward to more scanning.

    While asking for information, how about asking for photos of the Park Rapids Stockyards, located just east of train tracks between 5th and 7th Streets, about where Gilbert Avenue is now.

  2. Ken Wilson says:

    Wilson Brothers Logging Company, Later Wilson Connor Logging, ran the Livery Stables where horses from Logging were kept and used in the winters for logging and shipped to North Dakota for wheat harvesting in the Fall. George & Annie Pratt-Wilson lived in the old, much added on to, home just north of River Hights Apartments next to the old Minnesota Power & Light garage by the dam. George and Brothers Tom & Dick Wilson later bought rights to (family lore is that they won the rights in a poker game) Ford & Buick Autos and built the Wilson Auto Livery building later known as the Ford Garage with livery stables where the skating rink was located just south of the Ford Garage.

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