From my desk at the Becker County Museum, I have a great view of the construction that’s going on now for our new facility. As I watch it, I think of the many methods and skills used in construction today, and how those things have evolved over the years.

Kevin Mitchell / Becker County Museum
Kevin Mitchell / Becker County Museum

I've always been fascinated with construction, and being so close to this big museum project got me curious about other big construction projects that have happened over Becker County’s 150 years of history. So, I dug up a few photos to share. Enjoy!

The Becker County Museum is located at 714 Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes. For more information, visit beckercountyhistory.org or the museum’s Facebook page.

This column is a regular feature of the Tribune's monthly History page. Kevin Mitchell may be reached at the Becker County Museum by calling 847-2938.