Worthington of the Past

I have a google alert set for Worthington, Minnesota, so I get little emails that tell me whenever Worthington is mentioned in a new website.

This time, I happened to have gotten two alerts on eBay sales postcards of the Worthington area. (Note that I’m not promoting eBay or the sellers of these postcards, as I have no idea who they are. I just like old local stuff.)

One is a hand-tinted postcard of "Okabena Lake" with "Does this look good to you?" scrawled on it. It also notes that it was made in Germany. It is dated 1909. The note on the back said it was May and had been snowing for two or three days.

The other is a set of postcards of Worthington street scenes, which includes images of Johnson’s Bakery, Ben Franklin, Habicht’s and of course the Hotel Thompson. I can’t hazard a guess as to the dates of these photos; the numbers written on them appear to be months, not years, but from the look of the cars it’s in the 1950s. What do you think?

Addendum: Oh, and District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard made the Star Tribune, commenting on the weather and how it’s affected District 518.

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