All About Our Town
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If you are not German, you might not know that “Der Deutsche Platz” means “The German Place.” That’s what older folks like Vern Brightman, Frank Davis, Charlie Fitzell, Mel McLean, John and Fred Wittsche and others called the 160-acre ranch … Continue reading
Date: 1916 Description: The post office as it looked in 1916.
Date: About 1910 Description: School picture. Dorothy Murphy is third from left in checkered dress. Tall boy in back is Dewey Smith. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: About 1919 Description: Pictured are Velma, Etta, and Dorothy Murphy. Originally printed as a postcard. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: 1901 Description: James Joseph “Beanie” Powell established the first store in Blocksburg. It was located by the pond, which is the headwaters to Laribee Creek. Blocksburg was known as Powellville in the early years. The baby is Inias Wilkinson, … Continue reading
Date: About 1920 Description: Pictured is Lois Wilkinson Davis enjoying the rushing waters of Conley Creek. Lois was the mother of Louise Mathison of Alderpoint. Reproduced with permission of Veltha Coleman.
Date: 1920 Description: Although Blocksburg officially became a town when the post office was established in 1877, the first church wasn’t built until 1899. It was doomed from the start. Built by a Methodist minister named William Jensen, it was … Continue reading
Date: 1910 Description: Pictured is a threshing machine. Ernest M. Durnford is also pictured, but the other figures are unidentified. Reproduced with permission of Wes Johnson.
Date: 1912 Description: Pictured are Jim, Doris, Lovell, and Lucille Durnford. The photo was originally printed as a postcard. Reproduced with permission of Wes Johnson.
Date: Probably early 1900s Description: Pictured is a Jameson girl.