Opened in 1908, the Carnegie Library in Hibbing was one of 65 public libraries built in Minnesota with funds from Andrew Carnegie. Eight years later the building was replaced with a new structure that was used until it closed in 1954.
The Jefferson School in Hibbing, Minnesota. The year 1914 saw a bus line established between Hibbing and nearby Alice, Minnesota, and that line would ultimately grow into Greyhound, the world’s largest bus company. Hibbing is also home to the world’s largest iron ore mine, and in the early 20th century the town was actually moved two miles south to accommodate the mining process.
While extremely difficult to read, the bottom of this postcard reveals this to be the First M.E. Church in Duluth, Minnesota. Ever wonder what an “M.E.” church was? The letters stand for Methodist Episcopal, and denotes the first iteration of what would come to be called simply, the Methodist Church. The card is postally unused, but has this message on the back:
Mr. Blakesley is in Vancouver, British Columbia. You bet it’s getting cold here. It snowed about four inches last night. I was to a Halloween party last night. Had a pretty good time.
Another view of the Lakes and Pines Motel in St. Paul, Minnesota, this one reflecting some appearance changes when compared to the previous card.
ONE OF THE MIDWEST’S FINEST MOTELS
1801 HUDSON ROAD – TOWER 3557
In East St. Paul on Highway U.S. 12
56 ultra-modern units in Ranch Style Motel. Beautifully furnished rooms with Simmons two toned steel furniture and Beauty rest inner spring mattresses. Private tile baths with glass enclosed showers. Thermostatically controlled floor furnaces. Beautiful spacious landscaped grounds. Housekeeping facilities in 44 units.
Home Cooked Food in Attractive Dining Room
Recommended by Duncan Hines
Member of AAA
Postmarked in 1950, this interesting card promotes the boys and girls summer camps on Minnesota’s Lake Hubert. Founded in 1909, they’re still open today.
Postmarked in 1908, this undivided back postcard offers an exterior view of John S. Bradstreet & Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John Scott Bradstreet was an interior decorator of considerable renown, having brought an appreciation of the decorative arts in the rapidly growing city of Minneapolis. An excellent history/biography can be found here.