Stanley’s Horse Shoe Shop

Trenham N - LabelsThis week’s photo in the series of Glenwood Photographs taken in 1876 by N.J. Trenham, is “Stanley’s Shop.”.

James Stanley had a backsmith shop at the southwest corner of Minnesota Avenue and 1st Street SE. (Lot 1 block 24) Ogdahl, Wangsness & Associates have their office on that corner today.

The site of Stanley's Shop  today (2015).

The site of Stanley’s Shop today (2015).


Newspaper ad from March 1876.

A note in the April 17, 1872 issue of the Glenwood Eagle mentions that the village needs a new blacksmith because Stanley is defunt. I am not sure when Mr. Stanley ended his business. In 1876 he still owned the land, and it is still his name above the door. The March 11, 1876 Pope County Press carried an ad for R. Farquhar – a blacksmith “At Stanley’s old stand – Glenwood, Minnesota.”
According to J.G. Whittemore in 1940, the men in the picture are: L-R: James Stanley, Robert Farquher, Joseph Peacock and Michel Rue.
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2 Responses to Stanley’s Horse Shoe Shop

  1. Connie Henderson says:

    You write a very interesting blog! I hope the Historical Society Board members appreciate your efforts!! I was looking for info on a Photographer by the last name Anderson to see what year he was in Starbuck and found your blog. Good job! 🙂

  2. harold rippe says:

    thanks for your time and work.

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