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Where’s the green paint? Close to home Ubiquitous . . . page 4 . . . page 11 . . . page 17 www.TheOldTimes.com P.O. Box 411 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 FREE! At all the…
Where’s the green paint? Close to home Ubiquitous . . . page 4 . . . page 11 . . . page 17 www.TheOldTimes.com P.O. Box 411 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 FREE! At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows Section One Vol. 23 No. 9 • “Vintage, Collectibles, & Antique Wonders” • September 2013 Riding the rails of Minnesota history Lake Superior Photo courtesy of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum [LSRM] and the Minnesota Historical Society Railroad Museum Page 3 JUNO PROMOTIONS HAR MAR MALL Antique Show & Sale October 18th, 19th & 20th Fri. 10-8 • Sat. 10-6 • Sun. 11-5 Mark Your Calendars and Save The Days! It’s your LAST CHANCE in 2013 to attend a Har Mar Mall Show! 2100 N Snelling Ave • Roseville, MN NAJuno1@aol.com • 651-455-2180 2 The Old Times September 2013 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Marx Auto Transport in original Box $125.00 1960 Saints Baseball Team Photo $25.00 KYM Small Coffee Grinder Oak Secretary $48.00 $648.00 Valiant Plastic Model Kit $79.00 1934 Minnesota License Plates $38.00 Mary Gregory Vintage Majong Set Original Vikings Cranberry Pitcher $379.00 Bobblehead $139.00 $129.00 WWII Nazi Armband $145.00 32” Remington Bronze Numbered Daisy Targeteer Pistol in Box 1961 Minnesota $1650.00 $239.00 Vikings Program Large Fulper Vase Owens Utopian Vase $55.00 $489.00 $310.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS AT www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 Antiques MinnesotA Burnsville • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle open Monday-saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM September 2013 The Old Times 3 Riding the rails of Minnesota history Lake Superior Railroad Museum The Lake Superior Transportation Museum is housed in Duluth’s Union Depot. An historic landmark, the Depot was built in 1892 to serve regional lines like the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum [LSRM] and the Minnesota Historical Society) by Britt Aamodt America after the means of its traversing. DULUTH, MINN. railroad,” says Ken With the addition of the – Duluth, Minnesota’s Buehler, executive Louisiana Purchase in Lake Superior Railroad director of the museum 1803, the nation Museum doesn’t simply and general manager of swelled and would document rails and the North Shore Scenic continue expanding trains. It tells the story Railroad. with the addition of the of a country. The breadth and Southwest Territory, “There was rugged scope of the Texas, and California. James J. (Jim) Hill, President of the Great Northern Railway, became known America before the United States virtually during his lifetime as The Empire Builder. He settled in Saint Paul, Minn., at railroad, America with guaranteed its history Riding the rails the age of 18, and his railroad empire grew to stretch west all the way to the railroad, and would be tied to the Cont. on page 5 Seattle. (Photo courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota Historical Society) ANOKA John’s Antiques ANTIQUE SHOPS Celebrating 45 Years! “Five Unique Shops in One Charming Friendly City.” (since 1967) The Specializing in Lamps & Lamp Repair www.AntiquesOnMainAnoka.com Artique We Buy and sell Over 50 dealers Antiques & Collectibles Antiques on two levels! (763) 506-0562 • Open 7 Days Visit Our Charming 100 Year We Conduct Estate 9 am to 6 pm Old Historic House sales Wed & Thurs, 9 am to 8 pm 1900 3rd Ave. South, • 212 East Main, Anoka Anoka, MN 55303 Appraisals Hours: • (763) 323-3990 Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30 & Sun. 12-5 Chandelier Cleaning available AMORÉ ALWAYS OPEN! ANTIQUES Mon-Sat: 10aM-5:30pM 2008 2nd Ave. • Anoka, MN 55303 Sun: 11aM-5pM 763-576-1871 7,800 Sq. Ft. oF JoY! www.AmoreAntiques.com g s b uyin Peggy’s way Sports Memorabilia and Antiques al Front Porch KYLE’S antiques~junk~vintage KOLLECTIBLES ~jewelry old & new~ ~antique clocks & repair~ John remackel 763-350-1802 218 East Main Street KyleGrabinske@gmail.com Anoka, MN 55303 Phone: (651) 222-6131 763-238-0291 261 Fort Road (West 7th) HOURS Wed, Fri, & Sat: 10-5 Wed-Fri: 11-5 • Sat: 10-5 Thurs: 12-7 • Sun: 12-4 St. Paul, MN 55102 or by appointment Tues: (by chance) Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 1925 2nd Ave • Anoka, MN 55303 PeggysFrontPorch.com Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 4 The Old Times September 2013 It might not be appropriate, but it sure is memorable by Joan Sween When I first moved very nice. arrangement of Easter One lady stopped just In our mall we have into the mall as a dealer, The next morning items---and the green a display table in the it was announced that the table had an wagon wheel. Every Dealer’s inside the door and looked around. “Oh, area just inside the the coming month’s addition. A huge green month, always the door. Every month it theme would be wagon wheel was green wagon wheel. Choice no, this is the wrong mall,” she said. “I must changes, according to a “Cookies.” We all propped against it. Subtle hints went be thinking of the one theme. June might be brought forward our “What happened,” I right over Bruno’s up the road.” They items identified with neatest cookie jars, asked my work partner. head. He would just went back out the door, weddings; other months cookie cutters, cookie “Well,” she said. smile and say, “I think climbed into their car, might be a tea time cookbooks, and cookie “Bruno does that. He’s it looks nice there.” and drove away. theme, or a fishing plates---all with their quite fond of that Time marched on. I “What was that all theme, or Christmas. tags on in case someone wagon wheel, and he was working with a about?” said Freida. It’s a wonderful wanted to buy thinks it adds to the new dealer named By Joan Sween “Beats me,” I said. display, and it also something straight off display. We don’t have Freida one day in May Later that afternoon gives our customers the table. When we the heart to tell him it’s when I noticed I was writing up a sales gift ideas. were done, it looked all wrong for that something was on it,” she stammered. slip for a customer who month’s theme because different about the front “Did I do something was buying a pile of tea Our 41st Year! Bruno is such a nice area. I looked around, wrong?” towels, when a bus dealer.” trying to figure out “Oh, no,” I said. pulled up out front and Buggy Wheel Month after month, what was not as usual. “No, no. I was just many women got out. Antiques I became accustomed to the green wagon Finally, I worked it out. “Where’s the green surprised because the wheel has been there so The first woman in our door stopped and A complete General Line of antiques. wheel. February saw wagon wheel?” I asked long.” looked around in a Hwy. 10 Specializing in fireplace mantels “Well, I think the construction is the table full of Freida. puzzled fashion. She ROD and CONNIE JAHNKE valentines, heart- “I sold it a while “May Flowers” table turned to the lady complete! 18353 US Hwy. 10 • Audubon, MN 56511 Stop in! shaped vases, candy ago, when you were in looks a lot better behind her and said, 218-439-6980 boxes---and a huge the back with another without that old wheel,” May thru Sept: Tues - Sat: 10-5 • Sun: 12-4. Located 8 miles west of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 10 green wagon wheel. customer,” said Freida. she said. “Oh, no, this April saw a beautiful “You sold the Later on, around wagon wheel!” I lunch time, two ladies is the wrong The Northwest Lakes gasped. “It had a price tag parked out front and walked into the mall. mall,” she said. “I must Antiques Trails be thinking An Old Times Antiques Trail Map Moorhead of the one up the road.” DETROIT LAKES Antique “That darn driver SuLaine’s Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E Detroit Lakes Mall brought us to the wrong mall. Let’s get back on (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 “Quality Antiques and tell him again that Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques New York Mills uniquely displayed” we want the mall with the big green wagon “An Old Friends Cottage” wheel.” Fergus Falls Fergus Falls A creative mix of country, cottage, The bus was pulling out before I could shut <- exan antiques, & seasonal decor. Al - M dr Collectors Corner my dropped jaw and oo ia - Lincoln rh 4 Two Great Malls - One Convenient Location ea 5 m 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) un-bug my eyes. I went d - 4 i. - 5 m -> (218) 736-2210 11,000 sq ft • 80+ Vendors running after it, waving i. Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. NEW YORK MILLS LINCOLN tea towels trying to www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com catch the driver’s eye, Exit 55 Antiques The Cat’s Pajamas Garage Sale Antiques OPEN 10 to 6 • 7 days but he got away. Off I-94, exit 55 at County Rd 1 New Location! 42672 Co. Hwy. 137 Hwy 10 at Lincoln, by AOK Engines • 218-287-1313 • At an emergency (218) 998-3088 (218) 385-2150/www.CatsPJs.com (218) 575-2765 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead Open Every Day - 10am - 5pm May-Aug: Wed-Sat: 10-5 Mon - Sat: 9-5 • Sun: 11-4 dealers’ meeting the I-94 Eastbound exit 2A • I-94 Westbound exit 2B next day, we all chipped Fun, fabulous treasures! Or call 320-333-6236 for Apptmt. 6mi S of Motley / 20mi N of Little Falls in some money. Within a few days, our mall The Tri-State manager bought a big wagon wheel at a shop across the river in Antiques Trails TriStateAntiquesTrailMap 5/18/2010 Wisconsin and a can of green paint at a local Menards. The wheel leans An Old Times Antiques Trails19Map Walnut Grove, MN against the display 19 table, marked “Not For Brookings, SD Marshall Fond Memories at the Sale.” When customers 23 Creamery Antique Gallery Mall Arlington Lake 71 4 Historic Creamery at 521 E Main St remark that it doesn’t 324 Main Ave 81 Brookings 14 Benton 59 Sleepy Eye Mon-Sat 10-5 / (507) 859-2929 quite go with the table’s 14 Antiques, dolls, rubber stamps... theme, we all just smile SOUTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA (605)692-4448 / (507)920-7687 Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm I-29 75 Walnut Grove 4 and say, “We think it Quality Antiques in a friendly setting! looks nice there.” Madison Sleepy Eye, MN © 2013 Joan Sween Sioux Falls, SD 34 Pipestone 30 Depot Antiques 60 200 Oak St Joan Sween, an Antiques On 18th 91 Windom 4 (507) 794-5275 antiques dealer in 415 W 18th (1/2 blk. E of MN Ave) 23 (605)988-0093 19 59 Open year-round by chance or appointment. southeastern Minnesota, 86 Historic RR freight depot full of antiques. is the author of Nice Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: Noon-4 • 115 60 71 www.AntiquesOn18th.webs.com Humboldt Hartford Luverne Worthington Lakefield Girls Don’t Bite, a Estherville, IA paranormal mystery I-90 I-90 Jackson Sioux Falls 42 42 75 86 featuring two Minnesota Dakota Plains Antiques I-229 MINNESOTA IOWA Spirit Hwy 9 Antiques Nice antiques dealers, & Collectibles 19 Tea 9 9 Sibley Lake Highway 9 West (712)362-3709 and of a collection of 9 500 ft. E of I-29 at Exit 73 I-29 115 59 Estherville Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: Noon-5 her columns titled, like 60 Okoboji Open Daily / (605)368-9999 4,000 sq. ft. of Quality Antiques. www.dakplains.com 18 71 Specializing in room-ready oak furniture! her column, Dealer’s Choice. September 2013 The Old Times 5 34 Park The Depot’s Immigrant Waiting Room housed Rapids ke Height thousands of immigrants passing through Duluth Long La of Land Lake Toad every year. The room gave them someplace to rest Detroit Lake and clean up, but also separated them from the Lakes 34 non-immigrant passengers. (Photo courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota Historical Society) Detroit Riding the rails within 10 miles of their Lake Cont. from page 3 home,” says Buehler. “The railroad allowed “Until the railroad, most people were born, Riding the rails 71 grew up, and died Cont. on page 6 10 Jan Watson’s Steam locomotive 2719 returned to Duluth/Superior, an area she served during her working career for OFF BROADWAY Little Pine Lake the Soo Line Railroad, in 2006.  Built in 1923,BigLake the Pine engine pulled passenger and freight trains from the Twin Ports to depots and yards throughout Perham the Midwest.  Nowadays, she transports passengers along the North Shore Scenic Railroad. (Photo courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota Historical Society) gi fts,108a ntique s ANTIQUES Dent B ud ’ s B arn & vintage home OPEN Star Lake acce s s orie s Parkers Prairie, MN Rush Lake A One-Owner Antique Shop Buchanan Furniture • Glassware • Tools Decoys • Toys • Redwing Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Lake Crrked Wiiow Anniv0th 4 OPEN ersar 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave Otter Tail Lake YEAR ROUND 10 S y ale! Mon- Sat, 10 - 5 Sunday, 12 - 5 (218) 338-6166 Sauk Centre, MN 1 1 1 8 1 C o u nt y Ro a d 8 2 S E , O s a k i s , M N 5 6 3 6 0 . 3 2 0 - 8 5 9 - 3 624 w w w . Cr o o k e d W i l l o w . n e t Located On State Highway 29 15 mi North of Alexandria or 3 mi South of Parkers Prairie, MN 320-351-7700 210 The Central Lakes Antiques Trails gus alls West Battle Lake 210 Exit 57 35 71 78 An Old Times Antiques Trail Map 29 Eagle 46 22 Bend Parkers Prairie Exit 67 Parkers Clarissa Prairie Bud’s Barn Antiques Ashby 15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 Lake Browerville (218) 338-6166 Christina 59 Alexandria 94 Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Pelican Lake Lake Yesterday’sExit 77 Miltona Browerville 517 Broadway St. Exit 82 Elbow(320) 762-8990 79 Lake Ida Our Neck of the Woods LakeMon-Fri: 9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; Sun: 12-4 Long 27 521 Main Street South OPEN YEAR ROUND. 29 Prairie Lake Carlos (320) 761-6572 Open: Wed, Th, Fri: 10-5; Sat: 9-3 Now & Then Antique Mall Lake Geneva Lake Gifts, Home Decor & Primitives 601 Broadway 54 St. Darling (320) 763-6467 Exit 97 Lake Osakis Long Prairie Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 27 YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors Alexandria Osakis PasTime Antiques Exit 103 314 First Ave. North man 27 Lake 71 (320) 732-4800 Past & Present Home Mary Exit 114 Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm 55 29 Gallery 28 3 blks East of Hwy 71 on Hwy 27 619 Broadway St. • (320) 759-2300 Maple Lake www.PasTime-Antiques.com 114 Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 94 OPEN YEAR ROUND. 9 Lake Reno Sauk Centre Sauk Centre Exit 127 Viking Antiques Lowry 28 Off Broadway Antiques 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave Viking Plaza Mall, 3015 S. Hwy 29 Exit 131 Melrose (320) 351-7700 (701) 730-0101 Glenwood Memoryville OPEN Tues-Sat: 10-5 Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-6; Sun 11-5 114 Albany Freeport Jan Watson’s Back Again! Alexandria’s Newest Antique Mall! 71 4 28 Starbuck Lake Glenwood Morris Minnewaska Osakis Vintage House Antiques Crooked Willow Blast From the Past Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts Antiques Osakis 701 N Franklin 11181 Cty Rd 82 SE (6 mi. E of Alex.) 125 Central Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave 26 West Main • (320) 859-3200 55 (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 Fall Hours: Open thru December 21 (320) 859-4500 (320) 766-0394 Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) Thurs-Sat: 10-5 • (320) 859-3624 OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! 2013 Season Opening-May 11th Sun: 11-4 Shop online: CrookedWillow.net Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand. Les Kouba prints / Used furniture 4 the year you visit us! Make 2013 6 The Old Times September 2013 ANTIQUES & COUNTRY LANES 4 22 in LitchfieLd, Waverly Mn SIBLEY ANTIQUES 100 N Sibley Ave • Litchfield, MN 320-693-7335 Tues.-saT. 10-5 sunday noon-5 Closed Mondays 25 DEALERS S Open Wed thru Sat, 9ish -5 pm STAY HOP & FOR Mondays & Tuesdays by chance LUNC H! Crick at et Me Tea R adow Very Vintage oom 109 Sibley Avenue North Litchfield, Minnesota 55355 320-593-0888 Like Very Vintage on Facebook! Thomas the Tank Engine is the star of the show at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s annual Weekend With Thomas. (Photo by Tim Schandel courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota Historical Society.) The Prairie Potholes Antiques Trails Richmond Belgrade An Old Times Antiques Trail 22 Map Cold Spring 23 71 Paynesville Eden Valley 9 9 55 Watkins Lost & Found Benson Eden 200 State St. N (Highways 55 & 22) Valley 104 New London 4 (320) 453-5678 12 10 3 Mon-Sat 9:30 - 5:30 3 10 It’s Worth The Drive! 27 Spicer Long Lake 22 Willmar Antiques Paynesville 12 Litchfield The Antique Cellar 305 Augusta Ave 22 (320) 243-7605 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 • Raymond 71 Closed Mondays Jan-Apr. We Buy! 59 23 Montevideo 7 Clara City Spicer Belltower Antique Mall 118 Lake Ave 4 22 Granite Falls (320) 796-5515 Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 212 25 Dealers. Granite Falls Raymond 212 Willmar The rotary snowplow was a must-have for Prairie Mercantile Simply Vintage Antiques L&J’s Antiques Long Lake Antiques northern climates. The large circular blades at the 110 E Hwy 212 • (320) 564-9094 209 Cofield St • (320) 894-0291 614 Benson Ave. (1 Blk N of Hwy 8879 Long Lake Road front end were used to cut through the blankets of 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4 (2 blks N of the Harley Davidson Shop) 12 and 7th Street W.) (Off County 27 - 5 mi. N of Willmar) snow that would block winter railroad tracks. FLEA MARKETS: May through September Tues-Sat 10-5 (320) 894-4869 For Appointments (320) 235-1322 (Photo courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota 2nd Sat. & Sun. - NO CHARGE to set-up Vintage • Antiques • Repurposed Open Saturdays - 10:30 -5:00 Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon Historical Society.) Riding the rails St. Cloud AreA Antique ShopS Cont. from page 5 WAite pArk hiStoriC doWntoWn St. Cloud SAuk rApidS them to go places, expand their horizons.” Antiques Gallery It’s no wonder then Olson’s Featuring 19th & Early 20th Century China – Glassware – Pictures – Silver Jewelery that the sight of steel tracks edging desert, House of Oldies Primitives & Furniture spanning a river on a “Quality that speaks Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5 from the house of antiques.” trestle bridge, and Since 1965 Other Hours by Chance or Appointment 212 2nd Ave S conveying a steaming, (320) 202-9068 screaming locomotive Over 200 pieces of Quality 711 w st. germain st 619 Mall St. Germain • Downtown St. Cloud Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Clocks, Furniture, Lamps, & antiques@cloudnet.com to far-off destinations in historic downtown has the power to stir. Music Boxes... 320-267-8066 Paper saint cloud Vintage Collectible For Unique Antiques at a great arts, antiques Paper Items the www.BuyGones.biz Built during the price - Come See Us! Civil War, the Trans- and the eclectic - postcards • magazines We have 1776 Stripper. continental Railroad Collector a fun place to shop! road and plat maps Open Quality Professional Visit our McCoy room! cookbooks • sheetmusic Most Saturdays made it possible for the Restoration valentines • tradecards 10:30am - 6:00pm first time to cross North hours America in not months Phyl & Dale Specializing in Ephemera Or by Chance or 241 - 10th Ave. N. mon - fri 10am - 6pm but days. Waite Park, MN 56387 sat 10am - 4pm Open Daily 9:30-6 • Sat. til 4 • Closed Sun. Appointment. Duluth’s railroad By Chance or Appointment 320.251.2171 (320) 251-4442 320-257-3387 Downtown St. Cloud • 26 North 7th Avenue Yesterday today... Riding the rails www.OlsonsOldies.com (Across from the Court House) All Major Credit Cards Cont. on page 7 September 2013 The Old Times 7 Note the Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad car on the far left. The company came to life in Virginia, Minn., in 1901. The booming timber industry and later the iron mining industry of northeast Minnesota spurred the rapid growth of rail lines at the turn of the century. (Photo courtesy of the LSRM, Minnesota Historical Society.) Told the No. 1 The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates in would be scrapped, Hill replied, “No, you’re Paul Bunyan Antiques Trails conjunction with the museum. Restored not. You’re going to restore it.” An Old Times Antiques Trails Map locomotives leave from the Depot several times a day during the summer and early fall, taking It was, but years Emily Norway passed, and once again Lake passengers through Canal Park and along the Pine River 1 Emily d.c.berg antiques Emily Big Trout Superior shore. On-board guides provide the the Crooks was s
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