Sunday, January 22, 2006

A Window into 1800's Pembina

Click to see FULL SIZEThe photo to the left, taken by a St. Paul photographer in the 1800's, shows one of the main streets of Pembina, storefronts in the background, and an ox cart train loaded up and ready to go. Location of the shot is not specific, but let me take a guess: On the left are brick buildings while on the right are frame buildings. The street parallel to the Pembina River has a layout like that. My guess is that it's the street with Dick's Corner on the south, and further north is the Spot; towards the end at one time was a grocery store, Heineman's and later owned by George McCall (not sure what is there now, if anything...) Please correct me if anyone knows differently...