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Pequot Lakes Historical Society

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 of town.

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 you’d 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.

We’re 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.

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