Remember When?

Gene Watson Gallery

In the later 1930’s, smelt was cleaned and shipped in ice-packed boxes to the big cities of Detroit and Chicago. But this load was bound for a Wisconsin mink farm. Many tons were packed in the garage of Ella Erickson located at 1422 Dakota Ave. in Gladstone. The boys pictured on the trailer were: from left, Tom Quarnstrom, Eldon and Norbert Johnson, who later became ministers, and Elmer Erickson (Ella Erickson’s son who died in Italy during World War II. The Henry Martinson Model-T Ford, with trailer, is in the background.

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