If These Walls Could Talk. . . .
by Kathleen Tusa
The back wall of the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society
museum would have plenty to say. The boards on this
wall come from the old barn on the Jerry and Lois Akerson
property just off County Road 112 about a mile north
The old barn was built in 1915-1917 by Knute and Justine
Erickson. Many of their descendants live in the area
including Alice Bleyhl, Avery Derksen, Harold Derksen,
Dolly Hunt, Bob Moberg, Virginia (Hall) Moberg, Vi Myers,
Edward Nickel, Eugene Nickel, Sandy Schultz, Joyce Taraldson,
and Marly Wall.
The old barn boards are now holding up an impressive
array of farm tools in the museum. There's a lawn mower
(like nothing you've seen before), an auger, wood clamps,
a hay fork, a potato fork, and a singletree, just to
name a few. Standing nearby is a grindstone, and a scythe
hangs from an overhead beam.
If youd like to browse this tool department
Stop in at the museum to get a glimpse of the good old
days and bring the grandchildren and tell your friends.
Were open Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays
from Noon to 4 pm. Admission is $1.00 per person. Memberships
to the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society are available.
Arrangements to visit the museum at another time can
be made by calling one of the Board members. Click
this link for more contact information on the Pequot
Lakes Historical Society.