Letter (by email)
October 14, 2014
Does anyone have information on where the former
Larsmont depot building is now located? My cousin, Dale
Isackson, says it was moved to the Two Harbors Gun Club
site and then sold and moved again.
My mother was Florence Isackson Kertzscher, Oliver
Isackson’s sister. My husband, Donald Bennett, is a
railroad fan and model railroader. We want to scratch
build the Larsmont depot for our train lay out. We have
the building plans from the DM & IR Historical
Society, but would like to take photos of the depot –
wherever it is.
Also, if anyone has photos of the depot and activities
connected with the depot, any memories – we’d love to
connect. I remember traveling by train to Larsmont June
1946 with my mother and brother Ernst Paul after
wandering a year in war-torn Germany. We lived with my
grandfather, Ole Haakon Isackson.
Thank you for your assistance.
Mary Anne Bennett, Brainerd Minnesota
We’ve done a little research to try to track down
what happened to the old Larsmont Depot, which was a
solid little building about 12 feet by 20 feet, built
by the railroad in 1916. It was in service until
December 1958. The building was donated by the
DM&IR to the Two Harbors Gun Club in 1959 for use
as their clubhouse. Later, it was moved to their new
Gun Club site. In 1996, it was sold to a Two Harbors
individual who converted it into a hunting shack and
took it up to Toimi. In 2003, the depot was sold
again, still in use as a hunting shack near Toimi.
According to some, the building continues to
serve well as a hunting shack, although some
modifications have been made. We hope to find some
pictures for use in a future newsletter.
Some folks thought that the Gun Club clubhouse
was not from Larsmont, but from Palmers, but Mel Sando
at the Lake County Historical Society says the Palmers
Depot still exists, back in the woods near its
original location off North Shore Scenic Drive at
Palmers. That building is in disrepair.
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November 22, 2009
Hello there. Nice to see that you keep traditions alive.
From 1914 and forward my aunt Edith Jackson/Mattson had
a small farm in Larsmont. She first married John
Jackson. They got a son Helge in 1914. John died in
1924. In 1926, aunt Edith married Andrew Mattson, who
was employed by the railway company and later on Helge
joined the same company, but lived I Duluth.
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