All About Our Town
Category Archives: Photographs
Date: 1916 Description: The post office as it looked in 1916.
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.
Date: Probably 1932 Description: Gus Landergen was the local government hunter. Here he is pictured with a dead mountain lion at Murphy Ranch. Tom Murphy is standing. Tom trained the dogs for Gus. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: Probably 1930s Description: Bill Heinze atop hay wagon on the Murphy Ranch. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.