Day 78

A look back

June 12th, 2010

in time and space


  1. kelli says:

    YEAH, NO KIDDING. Do ya ever wonder, when you see things like that, who worked there and what their lives were like???

  2. Karen Too says:

    Matt, as always great shots of this old place. I tried to find some info on Farmers Grain and Mercantile Co., but I’m not sure where you are at the moment.

    My Internet connection is weak right now, and so I can’t view the locator beacon you have at the top of each page.

    If these were taken in Otter Tail County, then I might have a little bit of info on them. Will check back later to see if anyone clues me in on where you were when these were taken.

    In any case, beautiful photos.

  3. Dave says:

    These are the kind of pictures that I like the most and have a good eye for “seeing” them. I agree with Kelli because the first thing that goes through my mind too is who were the people who worked here. Thanks for finding and sharing these pictures!

  4. I also wonder those things to. I also think about the men who broke their backs building the rail roads and what they had to say about what they built, etc. What would they say about them today? If the tracks and walls could talk what a story they would tell.

  5. Jeff says:

    almost out of state…..RR workers…look what they did and or have done. God Bless those men and children…
    Matt…no looking back….it is all downhill from here…..well at least in miles to go….

  6. Donna says:

    That’s Lawndale Siding (railroad) Lawndale, MN. Another pic on Flickr – and gives a little bit of history from those that lived/visited there.

  7. mindy says:

    LOVE IT!

  8. caro says:

    I always wonder about who they were, how they got there, and why…I think about the time before plastic buttons, when buttons were made of wood. When RC cola came in a bottle and cost 18cents. And gas stations, were competing for business ( one on each corner at intersections ) and giving away free drinking glasses, with cartoon characters on them….Drive in movies with bad speakers and laying on the top of the car to watch. A much more simple time….Thank you Matt Man, you take me back to sweet memories. :)

  9. Angelica says:

    So lonely and beautiful.

  10. Kevin says:

    …Another great shot.
    At least you’ll have all these ready, ………for when you WRITE THE BOOK ;), …on you’re Great Adventure :)

  11. Candice In Alabama says:

    Speaking of history – many times when I’m driving down roads – I think “I wonder what this land looked like before the settlers got here?”.

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