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April 24, 2015
Museum to host Hidden History event
April 24, 2015 - 5:10am
March 27, 2015
Mary E. Lewis, pictured out front of her hotel, owned the Lewis Hotel in Detroit Lakes from 1899-1928. To encourage proper conversations in her hotel, the lobby was filled with interesting items like a two-headed calf, ivory and china pieces and her 500-plus piece cream pitcher collection. PHOTO COURTESY OF BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Pushing the boundaries of her time
March 27, 2015 - 5:20am
Turning back the pages
March 27, 2015 - 5:15am
Turning back the pages
February 27, 2015 - 5:15am
Learn more about Babe
February 27, 2015 - 5:10am
Photo courtesy of the Becker County Historical Society
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
February 27, 2015 - 5:05am
February 25, 2015
Once the newspaper 'The Progress' was up and running a couple of years, it was handed over to the White Earth Nation as a whole, and the name was changed to 'The Tomahawk' and eventually 'The Callaway Tomahawk.' Taken in 1923, these unidentified men helped publish 'The Tomahawk.' Photo courtesy of the Becker County Historical Society
First White Earth newspaper found at Becker County Museum
February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 31, 2015
The Becker County Historical Society is hosting a Hidden History Happy Hour on Friday, talking about the lost towns of Becker County. Some include, above, McHugh, for which pictured here are a group of folks on the porch of C. Nelson; bottom right, Westbury, 1915; and bottom left, Tylertown and the first boarding house, Tyler Hotel. Photo courtesy of Becker County Historical Society
Museum hosts ‘Hidden History’ event
January 31, 2015 - 5:20pm
January 28, 2015
Sisters Lois, Irene Kay and  Marion Randolph wrote hundreds of letters back and forth with their eventual husbands. Scattered among the letters are valentines from 1891. Below, while Charles Hamilton was away, he sent various leather postcards to his girlfriend Olive Sturtevant back home in Detroit Lakes. They later married in Nebraska in 1909. Photo courtesy of Becker County Historical Society
Before texting and e-mail, there were penned messages of affection
January 28, 2015 - 8:30am
Turning back the pages
January 28, 2015 - 8:00am
January 19, 2015
Taryn Flolid and her husband, Chuck, found this Native American axe head on the west side of Lake Ida in north central Minnesota. ALEXANDRIA ECHO PRESS/Jessica Sly
Woman finds Native American axe head near Minnesota lake
January 19, 2015 - 9:43am
August 20, 2014
Nunn's Furniture and undertaking goes up in smoke during the largest downtown fire in Detroit Lakes History. The fire, which burned for just over two hours, leveled or damaged 26 businesses in 20 buildings in the downtown area. No lives were lost in the fire, though. Aug. 13 was the 100 year anniversary of the tragedy. Photo courtesy of The Becker County Historical Society
100 years ago: Inferno in DL
August 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 3, 2014
Being the first to realize the tourism potential of Detroit Lakes back in the 1880s, John K. West befriended Detroit Lakes pioneer E.G. Holmes, and the two developed the Minnesota Hotel in 1883. Photo provided by the Becker County Museum
DL’s original power couple
June 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 5, 2014
"Mr. History," aka Steve Stark, will present at the Detroit Lakes Library on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.
'Mr. History' comes to Detroit Lakes Library March 12
March 5, 2014 - 12:10pm
January 3, 2014
Lund brothers combined their way home in 1944
January 3, 2014 - 12:38pm