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July 20, 2015
Longtime Detroit Lakes resident Percy Bartelt was awarded the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal posthumous when Pres. Obama signed the bill on May 23, 2014. Bartelt was a part of the Flying Tigers group.
Deceased DL ‘Ace’ served as Flying Tiger
July 20, 2015 - 10:24am
July 9, 2015
Since the beginning, the Northwest Water Carnival incorporated water into its events. People packed the city streets, filled every available parking spot and lined the lakeshore for the first carnival events which included speedboat races, mile marathon swims, innertube races and many more.
People lined up for miles to witness the water carnival that made a historical splash
July 9, 2015 - 9:47am
May 30, 2015
Hidden History event is Friday
May 30, 2015 - 5:45am
May 22, 2015
These four pictures were discovered a couple years ago when the Becker County Historical Society started a photo digitization project. If studied closely, the photos show ‘X’ and ‘O’ in all of them, which marks the locations of the Walter Voght murder. Voght was shot on Thanksgiving night in 1909, after an argument over a girl. The photos were enlarged and used at the murder trial of Tony Malfeo, who was found guilty of first-degree murder. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Museum finds photos used in murder trial, lots of misinformation
May 22, 2015 - 5:20am
Turning back the pages
May 22, 2015 - 5:15am
April 24, 2015
One of Newhouse’s traps, a No. 5 bear trap, right, hangs in the Becker County Historical Society. Photo courtesy of The Becker County Historical Society
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
April 24, 2015 - 5:20am
Turning back the pages
April 24, 2015 - 5:15am
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