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February 3, 2019
This mouthwatering image is a sneak peek at the two sizes of "Chocolate Fantasy" trays that can be delivered, picked up curbside or hand-selected during a special fundraising event set for Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Becker County Museum. (Submitted photo)
A Chocolate Fantasy, Sweetheart Grams and more coming to Becker County Museum this month
February 3, 2019 - 8:00am
February 2, 2019
This photo of Jessie Campbell West in her wedding attire was taken in 1874, when she married John Kingsbury West, one of the earliest settlers of Becker County. (Photo courtesy of the Becker County Museum)
A pioneering woman: Jessie Campbell West
February 2, 2019 - 12:00pm
January 31, 2019
Members of the Lady Shriners Club posed for this photo on the shore of Detroit Lake in 1899. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
The Lady Shriners Club
January 31, 2019 - 4:27pm
January 30, 2019
This self-propelled ice cutter was one of many creative ways that local ice harvesters found to speed up the harvesting process. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Ice harvesting inspired creativity
January 30, 2019 - 12:35pm
January 28, 2019
This image from the pre-paved road days of Richwood Village has been preserved, in postcard form, in the archives of the Becker County Museum.
Village of Richwood was organized in 1871
January 28, 2019 - 9:48am
January 27, 2019
This street scene from downtown Detroit Lakes was once used as a postcard. Though the streets are now paved and the storefronts look a bit different, the similarities to today's downtown can still be seen in this Becker County Museum photo.
City of Detroit Lakes to celebrate sesquicentennial in 2021
January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
January 26, 2019
A truck used for hauling ice proves to be a bit too heavy to safely transport its cargo off the ice and onto shore in this historic Becker County Museum photo.
On thin ice: Even harvesters had to worry about falling into freezing water
January 26, 2019 - 4:13pm
January 25, 2019
Firefighters worked to save the Hotel Minnesota, but its all-wooden design proved to be its doom, as the building burned to the ground on June 16, 1915, after a fire broke out in the laundry room. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Hotel Minnesota burned down in 1915
January 25, 2019 - 2:36pm
January 24, 2019
The Hotel Minnesota as it appeared when it was first built in the 1880s. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Hotel Minnesota was considered one of the region's finest lodging establishments
January 24, 2019 - 2:05pm
January 22, 2019
Some local members of the Surgical Dressings Committee took a few moments away from their work to pose for this photo on May 1, 1918.  (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Handled with care: Women of Surgical Dressings Committee aided mightily in caring for the wounded during WW I
January 22, 2019 - 11:13am
Some local members of the Surgical Dressings Committee took a few moments away from their work to pose for this photo on May 1, 1918.  (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Handled with care: Women of Surgical Dressings Committee aided mightily in caring for the wounded during WW I
January 22, 2019 - 11:13am
January 21, 2019
The old Northern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot at the corner of Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Tracks of time: DL's railroad depot is on National Register
January 21, 2019 - 10:25am
January 20, 2019
This Becker County Museum photo shows how a tramway was used to carry blocks of ice up from Big Detroit Lake for loading onto railroad cars for shipment.
A thousand tons of product was 'a good day's work' for ice harvesters
January 20, 2019 - 1:37pm
January 19, 2019
In this January 12, 1962 photo from the Becker County Museum, an unidentified man uses a saw to partially cut through a field of lake ice, but doesn't cut all the way down to the water's surface.
Preparing for a frozen harvest
January 19, 2019 - 4:29pm
January 18, 2019
In this January 17, 1962 photo from the Becker County Museum, ice harvesters use a piece of equipment known as the "one armed Johnny" to saw through the ice down to the water level and separate out a ribbon of ice to be floated along a man-made channel of open water down to the tramway.
Harvesting ice from local lakes was hard, but steady work
January 18, 2019 - 1:54pm