Mystery Monday (8/8)

Posted on 08/08/2011 by Lance Roper in Mystery Monday

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.)


Visitor Comments

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

The above link evidently point to Kasson city center. This one goes directly to the building in the photo:

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

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

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 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.

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

Always the best cotnnet from these prodigious writers.

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