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History of Buckley
Photographer: Courtesy of Buckley Sesquicentennial committee
Buckley's first school.
Buckley's first school (small building at right) and second school.
Lee Klann, barber shop.
Wayne and Elaine Schmidt purchased this home, built in 1880, from Gladys E. Niemann. Other owners include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Niemann, Mr. and Mrs. John Rust and the Reinekes.
Wolf Home, 308 E. Main.
A threshing ring in operation during the early 1900s.
During the early 1900s, horses on the Krumwiede farm east of Buckley. Louis A. Krumwiede is standing on the mower, and Mike Krumwiede is by the horse.
Looking south on Railroad Avenue: Buckley Depot, Koplin Elevator, and Buckley Tile Factory.
Sieberns Brothers Elevator.
The All-Buckley Band of 1916-17.
Buckley Municipal Band concert program, 1916.
A June, 1956 ad for the Buckley Drive-in movie theater.
Director Clarence Osborn Sr. organized an early Buckley Band during one of the old-time Harvest Festivals held in Buckley Town Hall.
The Four Tramps - teachers Ken Yates, Corliss Norton, Ray Young and principal Earl Gehle performed at the Halloween costume party in the school gym.
1986 fire at the Buckley grain elevator.
The Hale buildings, on Buckley's Main Street, were destroyed by a midnight fire in December 1942.
The damage from an April, 1962 windstorm, in which at least three businesses lost their roofs.
Aerial view of Buckley, 1950s.
Buckley centennial, 1956.
Frieda Cordes (Doyle), employee of Roche's Pharmacy.
At the 1956 Buckley Centennial celebration, Leonard "Hey-Boy" Hull won the Brothers of the Brush beard contest.
Style show at the 1956 Buckley Centennial celebration.
Buckley settler Japeth Hull, farmer and stockraiser.
Buckley settler John A. Koplin, banker and real estate dealer.
Ben Spiegler drove the first car to enter Buckley.
The Shannon family, one of the first citizens of Buckley.
1904 Buckley Fire Department.
Early mail delivery in Buckley.
Ed Mell, Marvin Pacey and Harley Mell, 1901 Buckley mail carriers.
One of the earliest Buckley ambulances. The first ambulance was purchased in 1967 by the Lions Club.
Bruens Home, 302 E. Main, was built in 1900.
The Genzel Home, 410 S. Railroad Ave., was built about 1893.
1905 Fire house, jail and water tower.
The old Buckley Depot.
Town Hall, 1910.
The Methodist Church Harvest Home festival, 1910, was held in large tents north of the Town Hall.
The former Ilse Hotel is now the Dutchmaster Bar.
The Christ'tle Motel and Restaurant opened in January 1960.
The St. John's congregation bought this house for the parsonage in 1877.
The beginning of the Buckley Tile Factory in 1907.
The Buckley Tile Factory.
The old swimming hole in Buckley.
Workers stand near the kiln at the Buckley Tile Factory.
The windmill at Buckley Lake was installed in 1952.
The Buckley water works, located behind the village hall.
The old water tower was completed in 1889.
Buckley native Ewald "Chris" Braeunig was a pilot shot down over Germany in 1944. He was taken prisoner and remained a prisoner until he was liberated by General Patton in May, 1945.
Louise Ecker Buchert enlisted in WACS during WWII.
The Buckley American Legion is named after Byron A. Hickerson, a Buckley native wounded in WWI.
Students in front of the Buckley school house, 1866.
Grades 1-4 at Buckley Grade School, 1938-39.
Buckley High School, 1920.
St. John's Lutheran School's third building, dedicated in 1906.
Early 1900s interior of Shannon School, typical of the rural schools in the area. The teacher was Florence Craner Gleason.
Country school nearl Buckley in the late 1920s.
Buckley public school building.
Buckley High School Class of 1937, taken in front of the recently completed high school.
Buckley Grade School, 1942-43.
St. John's Lutheran School grades one and two, 1947-48.
Dr. Derald Brackmann, an internationally known specialist in otology/neurotology, is a Buckley native.
Norm's Service Station, run by Norm Creveling.
Alvin Krumwiede, E. Lincoln Ave.
Creamery building, Railroad Avenue.
Duke and Pearl's Root Beer Stand 1956, Railroad Ave., South of Reynolds Filling Station.
Janssen's Produce, with Warner Janssen in the picture. The business was also operated by Bill and John Janssen.
Klann's Grocery Store. Left to right: Larry Hull, Gene Strauss, Beverly Hull, Selma Hull, Mil Schuldt, Carl Wolf, Charlie Klann.
Krumwiede Store, Corner of Main and Railroad Ave. Pictured: Alvin Krumwiede, Fred Krumwiede, Fred Steinmann Sr., Alfred Krumwiede.
Carolyn Winterstein at Len and Edna's Sundries.
Lessman's Cafe, with Phyllis Henegar behind the counter.
Niemann's grocery and locker. Elda Baker, left, and Art Niemann.
Roche's Drug Store, with Ruth Krumwiede and Marlene Luecke at left.
Arlie Seymour, Mark Kaufmann and Mrs. Seymour at Seymour's Cafe.
Soccer's Grocery, owned by Soccer Hildenbrand.
Aftermath of 1909 ice storm.
Buckley native Wally Lammers signed with the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school and spent close to 15 years as an infielder in the minor leagues between 1945 and 1960.
Mark Scheiwe was one of two Buckley students drafted in the major league in 1979. The other was Scott Garrelts.
Buckley Women's Softball team, 1950s.
Martin's Field, 1936.
1952-53 Buckley Grade School basketball team.
1952-53 Buckley Grade School cheerleaders: Rosemary Knueppel, Viola Bushman and Wanda Billingsley.
St. John's basketball team, 1953-54.
1954-55 St. John's cheerleaders.
Buckley High School basketball team, 1930s.
Buckley-Loda High School baseball team, 1959.
A response from the Dutch Masters cigar company to a letter written soliciting funds for uniforms and equipment.
Buckley baseball team, 1896.
Buckley Baseball Team, 1920.
Dutch Masters baseball team, 1928.
Dutch Masters baseball team, 1932.
1946-47 Buckley Grade School basketball team. Left to right: Jim Fox, Bill Weisenbarn, Bob Koritz, Elroy Sprehe, Jerry Ditman, Tom Zunkel, Ray Wells, John Johnston, Chuck Ehresman, Herb Garman, coach.
1954 St. John's County Championship Baseball Team.
Buckley High School basketball team, 1920.
Dutch Masters baseball team, 1940. This was the first year the team won the E.I. League title.
Buckley High School basketball team, 1950-51.
Dutch Masters, 1954.
Buckley High School baseball team, 1935-36.
Buckley-Loda High School's winning 1960-61 baskeball team.
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