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.
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.