depot lester and barry

Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle
Mille Lacs County Historical Society board members Lester Kriesel and Barry Schreiber stand inside a boxcar parked outside the depot museum last Saturday. The two are in front of a photo showing the what the depot looked like at the start of the 20th century, with a small water tower on the south end for watering the tanks in steam trains. Note the windmill used to pump water into the tower.