Sunday, December 17, 2006

1932 air view of City

A photo of Holdingford from the 'Minneapolis Journal' from February 21. 1932. Taken by John J. Kollodge of the 109th air squadron flying with pilot Lieut. Frank Judd of Minneapolis.This was taken after a snowstorm. If you know the layout of town you can see what buildings were there at the time.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Holdingford noteable retires

Baseball has always been a big part of Holdingford's history. I thought this would be appropriate here.
This was in the Pioneer Press's Charley Walters column.
"Joe Brinkman, who is from Holdingford, Minn., will retire this month after 34 seasons as a major league baseball umpire. His career has included three World Series and three All-Star Game appearances. His 4,505 games ranks fifth on baseball's all-time list and is more than six of the eight major league umpires in the sport's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., worked."

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Next Meeting Date

We had a good turn out for our first meeting. Our next meeting is set for January 2d, 2007. At the Corner Pizza & Antiques, it provides for a very friendly atmosphere for talking about the past.