Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Old Detroit Lakes Photos and Post Cards!

Greetings from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota!
Below is a collection of old photos and postcards from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota!

Looks like Walt Olson! Also looks like the spot where Mike and Lena lived on the lake.

Sandy Hatfield sitting in a chair at the Tom Thumb Court!

The circus comes to town!

This is where we banked. Our neighbor George Maruska worked there.

Both Walt and Bernice worked here.

Washington Avenue

Walt went to High School here and I went to Junior High here.

Holy Rosary Church, where we all went to church - or at least told Bernice that we went.

The beach - where we all learned how to swim.

The old court house - I have no clue where this was.

More of Washington Avenue

The Pavilion on Detroit Lake, where we all learned to dance.

Sandy Hatfield taking a photo of the Pavilion. (Notice her cute cheeks!)

The hospital where we were all born.

Bunnell's Bar (Right Side) - where Walt spent many evenings!

Older photo of Bunnell's.

Graystone Hotel - Barb worked there after it was turned into offices.

Clem's Dock - They had the best pop corn.

Washington Avenue

The area in front of the bath house. We used to go here every day in the summer to take swim lessons.

The Park Hotel

Can you spot my cousin Sandy Hatfield.

The camp grounds near the American Legion.

One of the thousand "Breezy Shores" resorts in Minnesota.

Park Hotel again.

Fairyland Cabins - Check out the Movie "Vacation" with Chevy Chase. A photo of this resort is in the opening.

Never saw these structures.

Washington Avenue - Detroit Lakes - 1955.

Washington Avenue

The old high school / junior high.

And yet another picture of the Park Hotel.

More of Washington Avenue
Proctor Hotel - they had the best glazed donuts. I use to sell my lunch tickets and go down here for a couple of donuts.

This is where I went to kindergarten.

If you have any old photos of Detroit Lakes - send them to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these old photos. My mother in law recently passed away and we searched the internet for photos from her hometown since we had none of her when she was young. She was born there in 1923.