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e • SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Page 6 HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM Westbrook, the Westbrook. Its location was quickly taken advantage of by Gem City of a keen set of young business- Cottonwood men who recognized the fact Co u nty that with no town nearer than twelve miles on the railroad On the 1 lth day of July, east or west, fourteen miles 1900, a large crowd ofexcur- of rich country to the north sionists waded around in and sixteen miles to the near- a magnificent field of oats est town on the south, that a attending an auction sale of trade center would be estab- lots, which was the birth of lished which would be lasting the now pretty and thrifty and grow to dimensions far town of Westbrook which beyond average. These men staked their will number about 400 pop- ulation, and its growth as yet judgment against future unchecked, results, and set to work put- The Chicago, St. Paul, ting up substantial business Milwaukee and Omaha rail- houses and dwellings in every way was just completed from respect the equal of many Bingham Lake to Currie, a older and larger cities. The distance of 38 miles, travers- main street is almost solidly ing a beautiful section of built with brick and frame Cottonwood County which business houses, large, well furnished and crowded with for agricultural purposes can- not be excelled in the Grand such stocks as can only be State of Minnesota or the found in the large county seat great northwest, towns. In the midst of this beau- The town is regularly laid out and its location on a tiful fanning region unsur- passed by natural advantag- splendid tract of land will, in es was founded the town of the course of time, when the trees have had time to grow, be a beautiful place. The growth of the place has been phenomenal, and there is rea- son to believe that another year will see the present pop- ulation almost doubled. All the streets have been graded this season, ten- foot sidewalks put in on the business street and six-foot walks in the residence part of town, with flagstone cross- ings. Over $3,000 have been spent in street and sidewalk improvements this year. Among the very substantial improvements is the railway depot, water tank and other buildings, four first class ele- vators, two mammoth lumber houses, a beautiful brick bank block with stone trimmings and two large, two-story brick stores. The other busi- ness houses are substantial frame buildings mostly two stories high and covered with fireproof material. A large business is enjoyed in all lines and the amount of local freight handled here is something. A copy of the above edito- rial published in May 1901, is on display at the Heritage House Museum. Plan to visit the museum any Sunday afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m. during the summer to learn more about your Westbrook heritage. I From page I Phelps talked about the Southwest Initiative Merlyn Kvilhaug for a storage building on Fund. In the past the council has donated $500 Third Street on the south side of Westbrook a year to it. The school has received several Home Center. This was approved condition- grants for their Y.E.S. class. The council voted ally on proper utility location being done. to give the fund $500. Roger Haar to put up a sign at his business The council discussed talking with on FirstAvenue. Westbrook Ag about their request for some Jenny Herding Day Care, for a canopy in land near the landfill site. They will contact her playground area on First Avenue. Lincoln to see what can be worked out. June Police Report Conrad told the council he needed access to One funeral assist, one air ambulance certain areas for dirt storage and for piling assist, eight tickets issued, one county assist, concrete when First Avenue gets replaced, one case Kandiyohi Co, FSA, one warrant The following building permits were served. issued: li Whether someone is holidays colltribute to a CROSS (1-800-733-2767) among the 39 percent of the decrease in donations dur- or visit U.S. population with type ing the summer, but patients to make an appointment or O positive blood or the 2 don't get a break from need- for more information. All percent with B negative, the ing blood. Visit the Summer blood types are needed to American Red Cross is look- of Stories campaign website, ensure a reliable supply for ing for eligible donors of all, patients. A blood donor card types to give blood this sum- to make an appointment or driver's license or two mer to help avert a shortage, to donate, then share why other forms of identifica- Those with O negative, A you give blood and watch tion are required at check-in. negative and B negative are videos about people whose Individuals who are 17 years especially urged to donate, lives have been touched by of age (16 with parental con- as their blood types are often donors, sent in some states), weigh in high demand because they Upcoming blood dona- at least 110 pounds and are can potentially be transfused tion opportunitiy: July 24 in generally good health to both Rh negative and pos- from 1-6 p.m. at Community may be eligible to donate itive patients. O negative is Center, 510 Fifth St. in blood. 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