Blog » Mystery Monday (8/8)

Another week, another mystery! Here is the entry for this week. Read the guidelines below, then comment and be sure to include a link to a corresponding map. Then, this Friday we will reveal this photos location in the comment section of this post!

Here are the guidelines,

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be*, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Every Friday we will reveal the photo and congratulate the winner! (The first to post the correct answer & link)
  • This week’s winner will receive a free 8×12 print of their choosing, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer!

(*It is estimated that 40% of photos document places that are no longer standing. So, if you can tell us where the subject of the photo used to be, that will work too.)

Enjoy!

Visitor Comments

Randy Whited
08/08/2011

The Brewer Implement Company building now houses 'Images on Metal' silk-screening at 105 S Mantorville Ave, Kasson, Dodge County, MN

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=k...


Randy Whited
08/08/2011

The above link evidently point to Kasson city center. This one goes directly to the building in the photo:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=105+S+M...


Lance
08/08/2011

Wow Randy! That was fast! Congratulations! I'll be in touch via email to get some information for the free 8x12 print! Great job!


Linda Jenkins Wensel
08/08/2011

Wow is right! I was still in TN...and that it was a "Case IH" distributor. How did you do that? Congratulations.


Randy Whited
08/08/2011

My clues were "Brewer Implement Co", "T. G. Produce", the railroad nearby, US Hwy -4, and the ages of the vehicles.

Brewer Implements shows up in Google as a machinery dealership in Tifton, Georgia. A read of their website shows they weren't established until 1980, too recent to account for the cars in the photo.

Removing 'Tifton' from the query yielded a few hits in Minnesota and Michigan. One of these was for the site historicmapworks.com. The title for the page was 'H.R. Kirkwood, Kasson Grain, Brewer Implement, T.G. Produce, Peitsch Motors' from the 1950's.

Pulling up google maps for Kasson, Minnesota, I saw the railroad through town and the presence of US Hwy 14 nearby.


Lance
08/08/2011

Thats exactly what I did to find the location before I posted it! Historicmapworks.com had a scan from an old plat book listing the companies who purchased ad space in the book. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/nGGBDK


Polly
08/18/2011

Always the best cotnnet from these prodigious writers.


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