Area Depots

We’ve added a large number of photographs to our collection of area Chicago Milwauke St Paul & Pacific Railroad Company depots. The photographs are taken from a number of depots around Aberdeen, and the railroads it connects to. A number of the depots, and in some cases, the entire town, no longer exist. Below are some highlights:

Yardmaster W.C. Westfall and his office at Aberdeen, SD yard

Yardmaster W.C. Westfall and his office at Aberdeen, SD yard. The yardmaster would always be dressed up.

Meeting trains at the Ipswich Depot.

Meeting trains at the Ipswich Depot.

The elevator near the Holmquist Depot burned, you can see the scorched walls of the depot.

The elevator near the Holmquist Depot burned, you can see the scorched walls of the depot.

Hosmer Depot, as seen from a train car.

Hosmer Depot, as seen from a train car.

Gathering outside the Millard depot.

Gathering outside the Millard depot, including two conductors in the engine.

Here is a quick link for the recent railroad photographs.

Aberdeen Brochures

Two new documents have just been added to the collection: Aberdeen (1969) and Aberdeen S.D. (1981). Both are Aberdeen marketing pieces put together by the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, and cover a wide range of information about life in our community.

Aberdeen Brochures

Aberdeen 1969 Aberdeen 1981

Looking through these brochures, you can see all sorts of pictures from the time and advertisements from the active businesses at the time. Read through them, for a great snapshot of life in Aberdeen’s history.