Monday, January 16, 2006

A map of herman's Fairview Addition from 1915. It shows Gertude Avenue, this was his wife's name. The Holdingford City Council recently changed the name to Gertude Street as it was the only 'Avenue' in Holdingford. And running incorrectly against modern convention,east-west. This area of the city at one time was all woods, oldtimers have told me they used to go hunting in the woods here. In the late 1960's the land had been completely cleared and was partly used as a gravel pit.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Since this blog is named hermans fairview. After the addition in Holdingford of the same name . It Started in 1915. by Valentine Herman one of Holdingford's early movers and shakers in the community. Photo from 1920 as he ran for reelection to County commissioners.

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I took this photo the other day it is the cornerstone of the hospital built in Holdingford. As you can see it is dated August 27,1911. Thie hospital was on the west side of Two River Rivers, at the intersection of county roads 9 and 17. In the same year on the east side of the river, the "Holding Farmers Creamery" was started.